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Forecast: What To Expect From The Storm Today

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The heaviest wind and snow is starting to subside as the storm slowly pulls away.

Between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow could fall over eastern Massachusetts. There will be additional banding of the heaviest snow, so the coverage of the most intense areas will be inconsistent.

A blizzard warning is still in place over eastern Massachusetts and will remain in effect for the rest of the afternoon and first part of the evening. The National Weather Service will likely reevaluate the placement of the warning later this evening.

Winds are beginning to diminish, but will do so slowly (see chart below). Areas inland will see the winds lessen first followed last by the coast.

The cold temperatures have kept the snow very light with low water content. This has lessened the impact to the power situation. Areas over Cape Cod and parts of the South Shore where the snow was heavy and wetter have seen the predominance of outages.

The next high tide will bring more coastal flooding to the area, but it may be less severe than the morning tide.

Low pressure continues to develop south of Nantucket and will slowly move east later this afternoon and overnight. As the storm pulls further out to sea, the snow and wind will end.

There is a chance of more light snow Friday, but presently this storm looks to miss the area and bring eastern Maine a more major snow event.

Projected wind speed. (David Epstein/WBUR)
Projected wind speed. (David Epstein/WBUR)

Tuesday: Snow heavy at times with an additional 6 to 10 inches of snow. Highs in the teens but 20s over Cape Cod. Low wind chills reading below zero.

Tuesday night: Snow early, then just flurries. Another 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. Lows of 10 to 15. Winds gusty.

Wednesday: Clearing and becoming mostly sunny and cold. Highs in the mid 20s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 30.

Friday: Snow likely in the morning. Highs in the low to mid 30s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs around 20.

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

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

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