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Forecast: Snow Starts The Workweek

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On this Easter Sunday, skies will clear and we're looking for a partly to mostly sunny afternoon period. A cold front swept through the region earlier today, and that has allowed a new air mass to move into the area.

This air is colder, as it has a Canadian origin. It will also set us up for a bit of snow tomorrow — and that's no April Fool's joke.

Snow will fall Monday during the morning commute. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Snow will fall Monday during the morning commute. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

This is not going to be a major snowstorm, or even a moderate one. However, there will be snow for the Monday morning commute, and I do expect the ground to turn white in many places especially from the Mass. Pike southward. Roads are still warm from the mild temperatures over the past couple of days, so it doesn't appear that we'll have any problems on the roadways. But there can always be slippery spots in these situations.

A quick moving storm brings some snow Monday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
A quick moving storm brings some snow Monday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Generally, you can expect a coating to a couple of inches of snow, but there could be up to 3 inches on the grassy surfaces over south coastal New England. The snow will come to an end by noon, and I even expect some clearing, with temperatures getting into the lower 40s. This means the look of winter should disappear by the end of the day.

Another weather system will approach the region Tuesday, bringing rain. There will also be a bit of a warming trend towards the middle of the week, with temperatures on Wednesday getting well into the 50s and even mid-60s. The mild weather doesn't last, however, as another in a series of systems brings more rain or even wet snow to the area by the end of the week.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Monday: Morning snow, a coating to a couple of inches.  Clearing in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 40s.

Monday Night: Mainly clear. Chilly.  Lows around 30.

Tuesday Clouding back up. Rain developing.  Highs in the mid-40s.

Wednesday: Clouds, may shower, mid 50s to mid 60s.

Thursday: Sun and clouds.  Mid-40s.

Friday: Partly sunny may shower. Highs around 50.

Saturday: Cooler.

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

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