A bitter cold start is set to start our Wednesday as temperatures dropped into the single digits and teens with subzero wind chills in many locations.
The wind will continue to ease as the day goes on while high pressure settles over the region. With that said, expect "feels-like" temperatures to improve Wednesday afternoon. Clouds will increase and thicken after midday, limiting the chance for heating so highs will be stuck in the mid-to-upper 20s south, teens north.
A wave of low pressure moves in Wednesday evening with snow chances arriving to western New England during the rush-hour commute while it makes its way to Boston around dinner time. The snow will be very light at first and then intensify overnight, that’s when we expect the snow to be heaviest, with snowfall rates of up to half inch per hour.
This time around, it will be an all snow event with 2-to-5-inches accumulations for southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A First Alert has been issued for Thursday morning due to the threat of snow-covered roadways that will cause for a messy commute, especially untreated roads.
The good news is that much of the snow will be tapering off by sunrise with only a few flurries lingering behind. A mainly cloudy start to Thursday, turning brighter west and north. Highs in the 20s north, to near 30 degrees south.
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We end the week under mostly sunny conditions with seasonable temperatures, a quick breather before the weekend gets busy. Our active weather pattern continues and by Saturday, we will keeping an eye out west as an area of low pressure gets closer.
Right now, it looks like most of us start as snow late morning but then those in southern New England will see a transition to a wintry mix while ski country gets more snow.
We then get a quick break sometime Saturday night into Sunday, with another possible storm arriving Sunday night into Monday. The exact track, timing and amounts is something we really can’t pin down at this time so make sure to stay tuned to our Exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.