Forecast: Light Snow Expected Wednesday Evening

There’s not an extended period in the forecast this morning where I don’t see arctic air or some chance of snow, in other words, the pattern is still locked in place. Today, it’s not very cold, but temperatures will still be below average.

A bit of energy is going to kick off some snow overnight around eastern Massachusetts. This snow will also be around tomorrow. There could be an inch or two of snow from the overnight through Thursday when a front crosses the area.

I expect bursts of snow during Thursday with the timing roughly from the morning commute through mid-afternoon. This is a very small and not-well-defined system so all areas won’t see the same accumulation, but roads could become slick with that light accumulation of snow.

Cold and dry weather returns for Friday and Saturday, but by Saturday night more snow is headed back to the area. This next system will start as snow, but warm air is going to change this snow to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain and even all rain at the coast. This means if you have a lot of snow on your roof you’ll want to get rid of it by Sunday.

Today: Sunshine and clouds, coastal flurries may turn into a steadier light snow along the east coast towards evening. Highs 25-30.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, some steady light snow or flurries, heaviest north of Boston into southern NH coast. Lows in the teens to mid 20s.

Thursday: Chance of snow a light accumulation possible. Brisk and colder later in the afternoon. Highs in the 20s, falling to the teens later in the day.

Friday: Sunny & very cold with afternoon temps in the teens.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy Highs in the mid to upper 20s.

Sunday: Light snow changing to a mix of snow, freezing rain and all rain. Highs in the upper 20 to 30s.

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

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