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Explosive Nor’easter to deliver foot of snow, gusty winds

Get ready for the storm everyone’s been waiting for — an explosive snowstorm is preparing to dump around a foot of snow as it moves over Boston this Saturday! Gusts of up to 40 mph are expected throughout the day, and temperatures will remain chillingly low. Nor’easters, named for bringing northeast winds over the East Coast, are common at this time of year, but don’t let that fool you. These storms can cause widespread damage and power outages, so make sure to stay indoors when possible. 

Looking ahead, we can expect some temporary relief after Saturday with fairly sunny conditions. Boston is expected to warm up slightly as campus reopens to students!

Extended forecast:
Thursday: Sunny. High around 27°F (-3°C). Northwest winds around 5-8 mph. 
Thursday night: Cloudy. Low around 25°F (-4°C), with southwest winds around 10 mph. 
Friday: Mostly cloudy, then snow overnight. High around 34°F (1°C) and low around 13°F (-11°C). Winds 8-11 mph, turning north.
Saturday: Heavy snow; winter storm watch in place! High around 25°F (-4°C) and low around 12°F (-11°C). Strong sustained winds, up to 23 mph, with gusts up to 40+ mph. 
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High around 24°F (-4°C) and low around 8°F (-13°C). West winds 11-14 mph.