David Epstein has spent 30 years as a meteorologist. He was born in Portland, Maine, and studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. He now teaches at Framingham State University and Colby College. He is also a horticulturalist and founder of GrowingWisdom.com.
Temperatures will fall fast overnight as skies clear, and by Friday morning we will be in the single digits. It will be the coldest morning of February so far, as well as the coldest since the middle of last month. And the rest of the weekend just gets colder.
It doesn’t take much snow to create travel troubles and in spite of nothing more than a coating to an inch in the forecast today, there could be some slow mid-day travel due to snow showers.
Today will be cold. With temperatures nearly 10 degrees below average and fresh snow cover from yesterday’s storm, it’s definitely going to feel like a winter day.
A blizzard warning has been posted for the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands. The Boston area will see between 8 inches to a foot of snow, though totals in many places will be similar to Friday’s storm.
The second snowstorm in less than a week will get underway Monday morning. The snow will be heaviest south of Boston.
Both the morning and evening commutes will be affected by this storm. Some areas could see up to 11 inches.
Boston’s public schools will be closed Friday as the city prepares for up to 8 inches of snow.
The Boston area could receive nearly an inch of rain tonight, which is great news considering the groundwater levels are still lower than usual due to last year’s drought.
Today brings lots of sunshine and noticeable chill. Highs will still be above average, but more than 20 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.
Today will be a day to take your lunch outside and just enjoy the fact it’s not really wintry by any measure.