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Forecast: Snow Tapers To Flurries By Sunday Night

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Snow will taper off to flurries during the late morning and into the early afternoon on Sunday. The heavy band of snow which brought up to 4 inches of snow per hour as well as thunder and lightning in some locations continues to move south and east. The sun could make an appearance before sunset over parts of the area, especially west of the coastline.

Although a blizzard warning is in place, it appears Boston and other surrounding areas won’t reach blizzard criteria. Temperatures this afternoon will remain in the teens, so quite cold along with blowing and drifting snow. Visibility could briefly lower to zero at times if you are on the roads as the winds whip the snow off the ground.

Arctic air will drop temperatures into the sub-zero range from Boston north and west overnight. Cape Cod and the Islands will see readings in the single numbers. Strong and gusty winds will make it dangerous to be outside if you are not wearing protective clothing for your face and hands. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in under 30 minutes at these temperatures.

Monday is a holiday, and schools and many businesses are closed. This will give you a chance to do more clearing of snow and knock back some of the snow banks if you are able to do that. Highs will only be in the lower teens and single numbers.

Monday brings another very cold night with some moderation in the cold for Tuesday. More snow is possible on Wednesday, but I don’t see it being a big storm.

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Sunday: Snow ending, windy and cold. Highs in the teens, but falling to 5-12 by sunset.

Sunday night: Widespread blowing with very cold wind chill readings 20-30 below zero. Lows -5 to plus 10.

Monday: Sunny with wind. Highs 10-17.

Tuesday: Sunshine followed by increasing clouds. Highs in the mid 20s.

Wednesday: A chance of snow. Highs in the upper 20s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Very cold. Highs 15-20.

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

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