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Forecast: Sunday Storm To Drop 3 To 6 Inches Across Mass.; Another Storm Tues.

Snow is going to move into the area late Sunday afternoon and continue through much of the overnight before ending between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday.

This isn’t a big storm, but will be a plowable one. I expect the highest accumulations to be south of Boston. If Boston gets 5.7 inches of snow, the storm will set a new seasonal record of snowfall.

Generally, most areas are going to see 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday morning. There will be a bit more south of Boston and less north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, especially up toward the New Hampshire border.

It’s going to feel less cold Sunday afternoon as highs reach near 30. This also means the snow will be a bit wetter.

Monday brings clearing skies quickly in the morning. Don’t forget the windshield washer stuff, because with all the snow and milder readings there’s going to be a lot of splashing on your windshield.

There will be another storm Tuesday night into Wednesday — and the timing on that one could cause delays and cancellations on Wednesday morning. It appears to be another plowable amount of snow is likely.

Temperatures will eventually warm enough to change the snow to rain, but before that happens there is the potential for ice. This storm certainly could make a real mess during the middle of the week, especially for commuters. And while I don’t see this as a blockbuster type of storm, for winter weary residents, this isn’t going to help.

Cold and dry weather returns for the end of the week.


Sunday: Fading sunshine with snow storm likely starting toward sunset. Highs near 30.

Sunday night: Periods of moderate to heavy snow, with the heaviest hit areas south of the Mass Pike. Lows in the 20s.

Monday: Blustery with highs in the 30s along with increasingly sunny skies.

Tuesday: Sunshine followed by increasing clouds. Snow at night. Highs near 30.

Wednesday: Mixed precipitation ending. Skies remain cloudy. Highs 35-40.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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