BOSTON — A very cold Thursday morning across the area will lead to a few snow showers in the afternoon. Just like during the summer when showers are in the forecast, not everyone will see them. If you do get one of these quick bursts of snow, it will likely occur after but before sunset and the ground could be dusted with some snow at most.
The cold continues through the day with highs not reaching the 30s. The exception will be south of Plymouth, where highs will nudge the 30 degree mark. I don’t expect any travel troubles from the weather through either commute, even if you do see a snow shower.
The dry cold conditions continue into Friday, our coldest day of this latest arctic outbreak. Highs will stay in the lower to mid 20s in the afternoon.
Over the weekend, clouds will start to move into the area and although there is the chance for a few snow showers Saturday night and again Sunday, any steady precipitation will hold off until overnight Sunday or early Monday. I’ve been advising folks not to make travel plans Monday or Tuesday next week. It continues to appear a long drawn out period of snow or mixed precipitation will affect areas from D.C. to Portland, Maine. Snow amounts are likely going to be significant enough to plow a few times and causes delays and cancellations.
Cold dry weather returns after the storm leaves with no sign of any warming for the start of March.
Thursday: Morning sunshine then clouds and the chance for snow showers. Highs 25-30. Winds will make it feel a lot colder in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Clearing and cold, lows 7-12. Wind chill will fall below zero.
Friday: Sunny, blustery and cold with highs in the lower to mid 20s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a highs in the lower 30s.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers with a lot of clouds. Highs in the lower 30s/
Monday: Snow likely. Highs only in the upper 20s.
Tuesday: Unsettled in the morning, clearing late in the day. Highs in the 20s.
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