Forecast: More Snow Friday, But Not Much

UPDATE on evening commute: There could be a few snow showers this evening, and as colder air moves into the region some of the moisture on the roads will freeze, causing slick conditions after 6 p.m.

But, if you were hoping for a lot more snow, it’s not in the cards for Boston.

A weak weather system to our northwest is coming off the coast before moving into the Gulf of Maine. As this storm develops, it will grow a new area of steady snow.

The southern and western edge of the snow will likely just clip Cape Cod and Cape Ann, where I have forecast enough snow to plow. This is a very close call. These situations are marginal, and the snow could easily miss these areas almost entirely, or back up into the Route 128 belt and give Boston a bit more than I have on the map.

The snow will end early Saturday morning with very windy and cold conditions throughout the day. Highs will only be in the teens and with the strong winds it’s going to feel as if it’s below zero all day. If you are running Saturday errands or planning on going skiing or skating, be sure to dress warmly.

Sunday is a better day, with less wind and temperatures mostly in the 20s. I would choose Sunday as my ski day.

The next storm for Monday appears to be mostly a storm for the south coast and perhaps New York. However, we will still likely see some snow and it could still be a big storm. Forecasts over the weekend will change so you will definitely want to stay tuned.

  • Friday: Periods of snow or snow showers. Times of no snow. Highs 30 to 35
  • Friday night: A period of snow likely, becoming cold and windy. A couple of inches of snow, more northeast of Boston
  • Saturday: Blustery and cold. Any morning flurries end, then clearing
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25
  • Monday: Some snow likely. Very cold with highs in the mid-teens
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, and cold with highs in the teens

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

This article was originally published on January 30, 2015.


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