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Snow is falling in Boston early this morning, but it is already showing signs of ending. To the south, over Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the islands it’s a different story. There are some moderate bands of snow, and it’s accumulating.
The most eastern portion of these areas could see as much as 6 inches of snow, with most of the Cape seeing 2 to 3 inches of light fluffy powder. The snow will continue to end throughout the later part of the morning and the first hour or so of the afternoon.
The morning commute will certainly be impacted if you are heading into Boston from south of the city. This isn’t a big storm, but roads are cold and the snow is sticking. There will be little or no snow on the morning commute from the north. Those of you who take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston won’t see much snow at all, but what little you do experience will occur around the Route 128 tolls and points east.
Sunshine quickly dominates the day and temperatures will not be as cold as the past two. Highs during the afternoon reach the low to mid 20s. A clear and cold night tonight is followed by another sparkling day of sunshine Thursday with highs still below freezing in most areas, but a few degrees warmer than today.
Friday, as milder air reaches the region, we might see a rain or snow shower. The big weather feature will be our high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. The weekend continues an unsettled pattern of clouds and the chance of a bit of rain. It will be milder over the weekend with afternoon temps reaching and even exceeding 40.
The storm which caused major problem to the southern part of the nation is quickly passing out to sea about 200 miles to the south of Nantucket. As it does so it will take the quick hitting snow with it and leave sunshine and wintry temperatures in its wake. High pressure returns sunshine to the region for the next two days with mild air over the weekend.
Wednesday: Snow ends this morning north to south with sunshine developing. A dusting of snow in Boston, but up to 4 to 5 inches on the south and east portions of Cape Cod and the islands.
Wednesday night: Clear with a low of 6 to 13.
Thursday: Sunny with highs in the mid to upper 20s. Thirty on the Cape and the islands.
Thursday night: Increasing clouds. Not so cold with a low of 16 to 22.
Friday: A quick morning snow or even rain shower. Turning milder in the afternoon. High of 33 to 38.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 25.
Saturday: Clouds dominate. A rain shower by dark. Highs near 40.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
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