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Forecast: Cold Lingers; Storm Expected Thursday Won't Be Too Snowy

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Some good news this morning: our next chance of snow looks to be a small storm without much accumulation Thursday. As a matter of fact, some areas might see very little snow as a system races across the country and out to sea. Temperatures today will be colder than Tuesday, when some melting was going on.

There will be some sunshine today mixed with the clouds, but highs will only be in the lower 20s. When you combine this with a strong wind, it’s going to feel like a very cold day.

On Wednesday, a bit of an onshore flow will allow some snow shower activity to pop up across the south shore. These bands could coat the ground and even leave up to 2 inches in parts of Plymouth County, but I don’t expect anything significant.

A storm will pass out to sea Thursday afternoon with a period of snow possible, especially along the coast. There could be several inches appearing along the coastline. The exact track will determine how much snow there is from Cape Cod to Boston, but there is less of a chance of significant snow further inland.

Cold and mostly dry weather returns later Friday and Saturday.

We then turn our eyes to the next potential storm which comes later this weekend. The jury is still out whether it’s a direct hit or a miss or something in the middle Sunday. Whatever happens, it gets colder still next week as continuous blasts of artic air move south and keep the region from seeing any warming or prolonged melting for a while.


Wedneday: Cold with a blend of clouds and sunshine. Some coastal snow showers. Highs 20-25.

Wednesday night: A lot of clouds and cold. Lows 3-13.

Thursday: Cloudy and cold. Some snow likely for the evening commute. Highs in the 20s.

Friday: A cold day and becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the teens.

Saturday: A few flurries under partly cloudy skies. Highs 14-20.

Sunday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Some afternoon snow possible. Highs in the 20s.

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

This article was originally published on February 11, 2015.

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