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Snowy End to the Week

Snowy End to the Week

A winter storm is fast approaching southern New England to finish the work week. Unlike nearly every storm to hit the area since late December, this one should remain mostly in the form of snow. Light snow should begin by noon and become steadier and heavier toward the evening. Expect a few inches on the ground by nightfall, which should feature a tough commute for anyone working until 5.

Before tapering after midnight, we should see anywhere from 6 to 9 inches with the lower amount as a result of sleet mixing in, which may occur briefly around 7 p.m. Even though the moderate snow will be over around midnight, light snow and flurries could continue through midday tomorrow. Unfortunately at this point it looks like a pretty dry snow, suboptimal for snowball fights and/or artistic endeavours. Sunny weather and moderating temperatures will be the rule after the storm’s departure as there is no reinforcing shot of cold air in its wake. The slight warming trend will continue next week likely causing the next storm to be mainly rain.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Moderate to heavy snow becoming lighter after midnight. Mix with sleet possible in the evening. Total accumulation around 7 inches. Low 27°F (-3°C).

Tomorrow: Persistent light snow and flurries through midday, cloudy skies thereafter. High 33°F (1°C).

Thursday: Sunny, melting snow. 38°F (3°C).

Monday: Mostly sunny. 41°F (5°C).