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Forecast: Very Cold With Temps Dropping This Weekend; A Few Snow Showers Possible

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The snow continued to fly overnight and while not much accumulated, roads are still somewhat slick this morning. You’ll definitely want to leave extra time on your way to work. If there are snow showers where you are right now, they will be ending this morning. Don’t expect much if any additional snow.

Today will be cold. With temperatures nearly 10 degrees below average and fresh snow cover from yesterday's powerful storm, it’s definitely going to feel like a winter day.

Tomorrow is a bit milder, but there is another cold front passing through later in the day. This means a few snow showers with the front, but little or no accumulation. Once this cold front is off the coast, the coldest air we’ve seen since last winter arrives to close out the week and continues through the weekend.

Temperatures may average over 20 degrees below their typical levels for the time of year this weekend. This means highs in the single numbers to teens and lows near or below zero.

Low temperatures forecast for Sunday. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)
Low temperatures forecast for Sunday. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)

While I don’t see another significant snowstorm on the horizon, there might be a bit of snowfall late Friday night or Saturday, as the coldest of the weekend's frigid air arrives.

The good news is this is not the start of a pattern like February of 2015 when temperatures barely rose above freezing the entire month and a good chunk of the start of March. I do think we see a moderating trend late next week. It won’t be spring, but it will be more seasonable for the second half of February.

You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.


Today: A few snow showers early. Little or no accumulation. Then just cloudy. Highs 30-35.

Tonight: Clouds and some breaks. Lows 20-25.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. High near 35.

Thursday: Lots of clouds, a snow shower or squall. Turning cold late. Highs 25-34.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

Saturday and Sunday: Cold and dry, with highs in the teens and lows near or below zero.

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

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