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Forecast: Light Snow Expected

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I hope you are not disappointed, but we are going to receive less snow than forecast. The storm that brought snow to the mid-Atlantic region is now moving east and will stay small enough, move quickly enough and not come close enough to bring us a big storm (cue applause).

However, there will be some light snow or snow showers today with a coating to 2 inches of snow. The best chance to see 2-inch amounts will be along the coastline and over Cape Cod which is closer to the departing ocean storm. I’ll update the progression of the snow during the day on Twitter.

As the storm leaves the area later today part of it will linger on its western flank. This may enhance the snowfall a bit tonight or early tomorrow morning in localized areas. The thing about these small disturbances is that they are very difficult to forecast. It might be that a very narrow area sees some accumulating snow late tonight in to Wednesday morning or not. These situations don’t lead to widespread snow, just very localized accumulations. It’s like forecasting where a thunderstorm will pop up in the summer.

Most of the region is sunny tomorrow with highs getting well into the 20s to even near 30. There will be some melting from the stronger mid-February sunshine.

Another weak system develops on Thursday with more clouds and the chance for some light snow or flurries. Friday is cold and dry and this lasts through most of Saturday. Another storm threatens the area for Sunday, but it doesn’t appear to be a big storm right now as it will only bring light snow.


Tuesday: Cloudy and cold. Highs in the lowers 20s. A period of snow, especially east of Worcester. Light accumulation.

Tuesday night: Some lingering snow along the coast. Clearing late at night. Lows in the single digits.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs of 25 to 30.

Thursday: Lots of clouds. Perhaps some periods of snow. Highs in the lower 20s.

Friday: Partly sunny and cold. Highs of 12 to 18.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 25.

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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