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Forecast: Blizzard Is Over, But Light Snow Friday — And Maybe A Stormy Monday

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The historical storm is now over. Worcester saw its largest snowstorm on record with 34.5 inches of snow, and Boston saw its sixth largest on record with 24.6 inches of new snow. Boston has now had about 14 inches more snow than average for the season. It's amazing how fast that can happen.

You can rest easy for a couple of days with cloudy skies Wednesday and a few sunny breaks late afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s. The clouds will clear out overnight, and with the fresh snow, lows are going to fall into the single digits to near zero. Some far interior spots could go under that mark.

Thursday starts off sunny, but ends up with lots of clouds. There won’t be any precipitation at all for either commute, and you can continue with any evening plans as well. Early Friday a storm will redevelop off the New England Coast, but it appears right now the storm will gain energy after it has passed by our area so I am not worried about a big snow event.

However, there will likely be some light snow Friday morning during the commute especially from about Boston and points north. The north shore has the greatest chance of seeing a 2-4 inches of snowfall with Boston looking at generally 1-3 inches of new snow.

This is a close call, and it could be that Boston sees a bit less or a bit more, but unless things change drastically, which isn’t likely, this is a light event.

Colder air arrives for Saturday and continues Sunday, but it’s dry. Skiing will be amazing both days, but a bit more comfortable on Sunday. Another storm of significant snow or even rain will hit the area Sunday night and Monday. However, this storm has many scenarios and its too early to speculate on the exact outcomes.


Wednesday: Mostly clear and cold Lows 0 to 12.

Thursday: Morning sunshine then clouds increase. Highs in the upper 20s.

Friday: Snow in the morning likely light to perhaps moderate accumulation, with highest totals northeast of Boston. Highs 29-35.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and very cold. Highs in the mid-teens. Blustery.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low of -7 to 5 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

Monday: Potentially stormy.

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

With additional reporting from the WBUR newsroom and the Associated Press

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

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