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Forecast: Coldest Evening This Fall Friday

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By the time you read this, the snow is likely winding down or over. Friday's taste of winter isn't a big deal, however. The ground is just still too warm for snow to stick. Soil temperatures were in the 40s yesterday, and so the snow will be melting from the bottom up throughout Friday morning and into the early afternoon.

I expect a coating of up to 2 inches of snow is the most anyone in the area will see. And, the highest accumulations will be seen on the grassy surfaces of the higher elevations southwest of Boston.

Sunshine returns Friday afternoon with a brisk breeze. I'm not expecting the air to heat up much more than Friday morning. Temperatures will likely only reach the lower 40s. Friday night will be the coldest evening of this fall, with a hard freeze hitting the area.

Saturday is the brightest day of the weekend with abundant sunshine and light winds. Highs will likely only reach the 38-43 degree range, with the mildest temperatures over Nantucket. Clouds increase after a cold start Sunday. Highs get back into the lower 40s on Sunday with a busy wind in the afternoon.

Another storm approaches for Sunday night and Monday, and the morning commute Monday does look to be quite wet. This will of course impact the speed of travel, so plan ahead.

Even colder air comes back for the middle of next week as we get a taste of the arctic air you've been hearing about in the western part of the country.

Friday: Snow ending by 9 a.m. Look for a coating to an inch that's mostly visible on grass, plants and car tops. Sunshine returns in the afternoon with highs in the lower 40s.

Friday night: Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.

Saturday: Sunny with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s over Cape Cod.

Sunday: Sunshine followed by increasing clouds. Milder, but breezy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Monday: Rain or a mix of rain and wet snow early will transform into just rain. Highs in the mid 40s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high between 37-41 degrees.

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David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.


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