Forecast: Wet Snow This Morning, Turning Colder

Expect the snow we're seeing to wrap up by late morning, around 10 or 11 a.m. We should see an inch or two around the Boston area. Throughout the day, it'll get colder, with temperatures dropping to the low 20s. It'll get windier, too. There could be gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Tonight will be very cold, possibly dropping into the single digits.

Saturday will be the colder of the two weekend days. The wind chill could drop down to the negative digits. Sunday will warm up, with highs into the low 40s. We could also see some snow Sunday morning.

While it's been colder than normal here in the Northeast, we're about average in snowfall. By the end of January, approximately two feet of snow should have fallen; we are at 27 inches for the season.

Over the next 10 days we have several chances to add to the season total. This next front has the potential to drop a few inches across the region as the leading edge of another round of arctic air filters in. The jet stream is at it's strongest right now and will cause several storms and fronts to pass us every couple days.

We turn our heads briefly to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. I'm forecasting that Phil may have a difficult time seeing his shadow. Folklore says that if he sees his shadow, then expect six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't then spring will be here soon. I'll continue relying on the meteorological data I have at my disposal to make my day-to-day forecasts.

Today: Snow ending by late morning. Inch or two in the Boston area. Then, partial clearing, windy and turning colder. Temperatures dropping into the 20s.

Friday night: Clear, breezy and very cold. Lows between 8-12.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Cloudy, milder. Rain in the afternoon and evening. It may start as a brief period of wet snow. Temperatures rising to 35-40.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds, with a chance for snow changing to rain late. High of 37.



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