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Old Man Winter Hangs On

Old Man Winter Hangs On

The snow that impacted the Northeast last Friday officially left 8.9 inches in the Boston area, nearly beating the previous daily record of 9.0 inches set in 1893. A liquid equivalent of 0.75 inches fell, which means that the average snowfall ratio was 12:1 (12 inches of snow to one inch of rain): fairly typical of snowstorms in this area. Although it may not seem like it, the storm pushed Boston’s seasonal snowfall total to 50 inches, well ahead of an average year’s pace.

While the next storm will be rain, the big story is the wind and cold temperatures that will follow. Expect showers and a steadier rain to develop during the late afternoon and evening hours tomorrow, followed by breezy conditions on Wednesday. The departing storm and high pressure to our west will combine to usher in cold temperatures for Thursday and Friday. The next storm will impact Boston Friday night, and could bring light snow and/or rain.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Rainy and breezy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s°F (3°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the lower 40s°F (5°C). Lows in the upper teens.

Thursday: Sunny and cold. Highs in the mid 20s°F (-4°C). Lows near 10°F (-12°C).