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Forecast: Next Chance For Snow Comes Thursday

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A two-day break in the action is underway, although there will be snow showers caused by ocean-effect snow at times today. I don’t expect more than a coating to perhaps an inch. The sun will break through from time to time, and the further west you are from the coastline the more sun there will be.

Temperatures won’t be bitter cold, so cleaning up the snow will be less painful than if we had to deal with a biting wind and bone chilling temperatures.

Temperatures tonight will be in the teens to near 20 over Cape Cod. The weather will remain dry.

Wednesday is a cold day without any snow in the forecast, mostly. Again a quick flurry is possible, but unlikely for most.

Thursday our attention turns to the next possibility of snow. Presently this looks like a small storm with light to moderate accumulation. The snow Thursday is going to be highly dependent on the exact timing of a storm off the coast. The intensity and track of the storm will determine how much snow we receive.

Cold and dry air then returns for a couple of days to start the weekend before the next chance of more snow returns for Saturday night and Sunday. That storm has more potential for a bigger storm, but since it’s five days out, I have to hold off making any more predictions other than to say it has to be watched closely.


Tuesday: Scattered morning snow showers, especially east of Route 495. Otherwise becoming partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 20s.

Wednesday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Highs in the lower to middle 20s.

Thursday: Snow likely developing. Highs of 23 to 28.

Friday: Partly sunny and quite cold. Highs of 15 to 21.

Saturday: Some sun and clouds. Very cold with highs of 15 to 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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