Today will actually be a nice day, before our next storm arrives, with early sun giving way to clouds during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 30s to near 40, so some of the snow from the first storm of the weekend will melt.
The snow with storm number two arrives after dark from southwest to northeast, and the vast majority of it will fall while most of us sleep. The heaviest will fall from midnight to 6 a.m. in the Boston area, to be more specific.
In far southeastern Massachusetts it will be warm enough for the snow to change to a wintry mix or rain overnight. That will cut down on snow totals there.
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As of now we’re expecting 1-3” for the South Coast and Cape, with less on the Islands.
Three to six inches of wet, pasty snow is likely for the South Shore and areas right around Boston.
From the city just north and west, more like 6-9” is anticipated.
Totals will drop off in Northern New England, since those areas are farther away from the storm that’s passing offshore.
Keep in mind, we’re still nailing down the storm’s exact track, which will determine where the axis of heaviest snow sets up, so those totals may shift a bit as we continue to watch the storm near.
The snow will wind down early on Monday morning, and roads will improve quickly as temperatures climb into the 30s and close to 40. If you can commute a little later than normal, it would help.
The daylight hours on Monday will otherwise turn breezy with some partial clearing.
Much of the week after that point looks bright, but very cold with highs only in the 20s.
Temperatures moderate by next weekend as the pattern turns unsettled again, and we ‘spring forward.’