Forecast: Snow And Rain Will Give Way To Chilly Thanksgiving Day

The low pressure system moving up the coastline Wednesday evening is bringing with it a variety of weather. Rain is falling along the immediate coastline and Cape Cod. Along the Interstate 95 corridor, snow and sleet are the main precipitation types. Central and western Massachusetts are bearing the brunt of the storm in terms of snowfall totals.

Warmer air at about 10,000 feet is going to push the sleet line westward during the evening. This means areas that have seen snow during the afternoon will mix with and even change to sleet. Between 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday there will be a dry slot of air which will shut the precipitation down completely in some areas.

In the hours just before and after midnight, as the storm pulls away, there could be a brief burst of snow in the Boston area. This is when any accumulation of snow will occur at Logan Airport — there could be a coating to an inch during this time.

With temperatures below freezing Thursday morning you should watch out for slippery spots on the roads, walkways and other surfaces.

The balance of Thanksgiving will be cloudy and cold and there could be a snow or rain shower, but nothing significant.

Sunshine returns for Friday and Saturday along with winter cold. A moderating trend arrives for Sunday, with highs into the 40s and lower 50s.

Wednesday night: Rain, snow and sleet ending as all snow before dawn. Becoming windy. Lows 28 to 33.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and cold. A rain or snow shower possible. Highs 35 to 41.

Friday: Partly sunny and cold. Highs in the mid 30s.

Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 34 to 39.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high 45 to 52.

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

This article was originally published on November 26, 2014.

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