7:15 AM | Accumulating snow late tonight and early Saturday followed by Arctic cold

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, cool, mid-to-upper 40’s

Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy, chance for a few rain showers early, possibly mixed with snow then a changeover to snow showers late tonight or even a period of steadier snow towards morning, cold, near 30

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with steady snow in the morning, becoming windy with occasional snow showers still possible in the afternoon, temperatures in the 30’s early will drop during the afternoon, accumulations of 1-3 inches likely

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, windy and very cold with snow showers still likely, low-to-mid teens

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy and very cold, snow showers still possible, highs near 30

Monday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Tuesday

Increasing clouds, cold, chance for some snow late in the day or at night, upper 30’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, not as cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Discussion

The complex combination of an Arctic front, strong upper level disturbance, an influx of Gulf moisture and a developing storm just off the east coast will bring us precipitation beginning this evening, possibly as rain or a mix of rain and snow, but that will change to all snow after midnight and continue into tomorrow morning. Accumulating snow on the order of 1-3 inches is likely from this system and it’ll be followed by bitter cold for tomorrow night and Sunday. If the storm develops a slight bit quicker or a little closer to the coast then these estimates of 1-3 inches could still be raised somewhat. Higher snowfall amounts of up to 6 inches are likely in portions of eastern New England. Strong winds will follow the snow tomorrow afternoon as temperatures likely drop and additional snow showers are possible. Temperatures should, in fact, plunge to the low-to-middle teens Saturday night and highs on Sunday are likely to hold at or below 30 degrees. Another threat for snow will come on Tuesday or so as the overall pattern stays quite active.

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