Forecast: Snow Showers Possible Overnight Into Friday

Wednesday's mild air was swept out to see by a cold front Thursday, with temperatures this morning in the 30s with abundant sunshine. Air that originated in Canada now covers the region.

While there will be plenty of sunshine early Thursday, clouds are going to increase this afternoon as another front approaches and there could be some snow showers overnight into Friday morning.

Late Thursday snow and rain will break out across the region and slowly change to a period of snow, even in Boston, before ending Friday morning. This means the Friday morning commute will likely be impacted by snow. While I don’t expect the main highways to have much if any snow cover, some roads will become slick and this will slow things down.

The snow will end between 7 and 9 a.m. and then the sun will return for the balance of the day Friday. The cold, however, will remain through the weekend.

The weekend is going to be dry and chilly, with highs near 40 on Saturday and a bit colder on Sunday.  Another storm system brings rain and perhaps snow Monday. This doesn’t appear to be a big storm right now, but there could be some accumulating snow, especially away from the coast and in the higher elevations.

Behind this system even colder air reaches the coast by Wednesday. Highs during the middle of next week could stay in the 30s. While not record breaking, it’s going to feel like winter has arrived early.

Thursday: Early sunshine then clouds increase. Highs 45-50.

Thursday night: Cloudy with a period of rain along the coast, and possible snow showers. Lows in the 30s.

Friday: Early snow or rain showers followed by sunshine. Highs 38-44.

Saturday: Sunny, highs in the upper 30s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, Highs in the lower 40s.

Monday: Rain likely especially the first part of the day. Highs in the mid 40s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

This article was originally published on November 13, 2014.

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