Now that we’re all spun up on the cold, the most common questions are: is it going to snow? And, when is the cold going away? The answer to snow comes as soon as today and Saturday for some, but not all. We see a few flurries today and Northern New England snow showers may accumulate a coating to half an inch, then skies clear late day and evening into the overnight.
Our next disturbance moves in from the west Saturday, fading sunshine behind increasing clouds and delivering snow showers during the afternoon to the hills and mountains of central, western and northern New England, and a swath of light snow to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts south of the Turnpike.
Total amounts for most areas that see snow will be a coating to 2 inches, with highest amounts in the Green Mountains of Vermont and on Cape Cod.
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Snow wraps up overnight Saturday night and another, reinforcing shot of arctic cold arrives just in time for Sunday and First Night, when daytime highs will be in the teens and midnight temperatures will be in the single digits with a wind chill of 10 to 15 below zero.
New Year’s Day looks bright but very cold with highs only around 10 and below zero in the North Country. Just as temperatures barely start to moderate by midweek, the chance of snow increases Wednesday night into Thursday, depending upon how close a coastal storm hugs the coast.
Regardless of whether the storm hits or not, a refreshed shot of arctic air likely drops in behind it to round out the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.