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Dangerous Cold to Give Way to Overnight Snow

By afternoon the temperature is about 15 to 20 degrees warmer and wind subsides to 15-20 mph

It's plenty cold this morning, enough that several school systems in New England have delayed or cancelled school for today. But we have not set any records so far. 

The last major cold blast of Valentines Day 2016 was about 10 to 15 degrees colder than this, with just as much wind. For this arctic blast, the worst of the wind and chill is right now. 

By afternoon the temperature is about 15 to 20 degrees warmer and wind subsides to 15-20 mph.

We’re tracking another round of wintry weather just in time for the last weekend before Christmas and Hanukah. After a frigid Friday, it’s going to be a snowy and slick Saturday with snow arriving overnight tonight and continuing into the mid-morning hours. We will see the changeover to rain from the southern coastline and into downtown Boston as early as 11AM as the wind shifts out of the southwest, ushering in warmer air and temperatures will rise above freezing (the first time since late Wednesday for Boston). Otherwise, the rest of New England will continue to see snow through mid-afternoon, before we see a break in the action by dinnertime as the system moves off the New England coastline.

As far as snowfall estimates for New England through Saturday evening, dusting-1" by the coastline & the Cape, 2-4" of snow around Boston, 4-6" possible for northern New England and into the Berkshires. Even warmer temperatures move in for Sunday with another instance of precipitation, this time mostly rain as afternoon highs reach into the lower 50s. The wind picks up with this system with gusts into the 20-30 MPH range. Stay tuned for continued updates to your forecast here and on the air.

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