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Forecast: Up To 2 Inches Of Snow Possible Thursday

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A few flurries around the area Wednesday morning, but that’s all the snow we are going to see for most of the day. As a matter of fact, skies may brighten a bit this afternoon. If you are headed to Boston for the Patriots celebration, it will be about 30 degrees at 11 a.m., but there will be a bit of a wind.

An arctic front crosses the region overnight at the same time a storm is moving off the Atlantic coastline from the south. The failed link of these two systems means we will not see much in the way of accumulation of snow Thursday.

A coating up to 2 inches is possible as the cold front passes. Later in the afternoon or evening Thursday, some of the moisture from the southern storm may clip Cape Cod and Cape Ann bringing a possible inch more of snow, but this is not a sure thing by any means.

Once this system passes the region a very cold air mass ensues, and although Friday will feature lots of sunshine, it won’t break 20 degrees in most areas.

Friday morning is likely to be one of, if not the, coldest mornings of the winter so far. There’s a chance we don’t get any colder than this again as well, although we can come close until late in the month.

Clouds and snow showers may occur Saturday with some periods of light snow Sunday. The chance of snow is going to remain in the forecast for several more days with periods of light to moderate accumulation adding up to significant amounts of snow by the time this pattern breaks down sometime next week.


Wednesday: Cloudy, with some sun in the afternoon. Brisk. Highs 34-38.

Wednesday night: Cloudy, some snow showers by morning. Lows 22-28.

Thursday: A period of snow showers. Becoming windy and cold. Morning highs in the 20s, falling to the teens by sunset.

Friday: Mostly sunny, very cold start. Highs 15-20.

Saturday: Lots of clouds, a few PM snow showers.

Sunday: A period of snow. Highs in the 20s.

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