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Today's Weather: Light Snow Or Rain Showers Likely, With More Snow On The Way Midweek

There's a small, weak weather perturbation moving through the atmosphere today, bringing a brief round of snow showers — or perhaps, rain — south of Boston. I can see a possible brief coating of snow in a few spots from this system, but generally this will be more of a nuisance than anything else.

A few flurries or a rain shower are possible this afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
A few flurries or a rain shower are possible this afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Skies will clear partially tonight and it will be fairly chilly, with readings down in the 20s.

Tomorrow, we'll be watching a new area of low pressure south of New England, riding east of Nantucket tomorrow night and into early Wednesday. When a storm takes this track, much of the moisture stays east of the region, so this won't turn into anything major. There are likely going to be a few hours of snow tomorrow night and we may see a light coating up to an inch of snow, especially south of the city.

Throughout today, I'll be watching the trends on computer models to see whether this system wants to come a bit closer. If this is the case, then we may see some accumulating snow right around the morning commute Wednesday. As of now, those of you in southeastern Massachusetts could see a slow morning commute, but the impact around Boston and points north should be negligible.

It will turn noticeably colder for Thursday, and this is assuredly the chilliest day of the next seven, with readings staying below freezing all day long. A warming trend ensues for the rest of the week and into the weekend, when it turns wet.

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Monday: Clouds, a period of snow showers or perhaps, rain showers. Highs in the lower 30s.

Monday night: Clearing and chilly. Lows in the 20s.

Tuesday: Sunshine, then clouds. Highs 35-40.

Wednesday: Morning snow showers or light snow. A coating to an inch or two, south of Boston. Highs 35-40.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds. Cold. Highs 25-30.

Friday: Cloudy, late rain showers. Highs 43-48.

Saturday: Mild and wet. Highs in the 50s.

Sunday: Clouds and sun. May shower. Highs in the mid-40s.

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

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