After a very cold Monday with some spotty snow, temperatures moderate a bit today with a more widespread snow moving in later today and tomorrow.
A low pressure system and cold front from the west brings in clouds with snow developing in western Massachusetts and Vermont this afternoon. It will be less cold than yesterday with highs in the 20s to lower 30s. Wind is mostly light and variable.
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New low pressure will be developing off of Virginia tonight. The combination of that new low pressure system and the cold front in New York will generate snow for most of New England through tomorrow evening.
The center of the new low is expected to track over Narragansett Bay and Cape Cod Bay, with snow changing to rain along the coast south of Boston and south of Providence, and most of Cape Cod in the islands. Otherwise snow could be briefly moderate to heavy tomorrow morning.
It's mostly a light snowfall, but it's a long duration event, so accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are likely. Some of the ski areas may come in with 10+ inches, while near the Shore South of Boston maybe only an inch or two.
Low-pressure pulls into the Canadian Maritime Provinces on Thursday with increasing sunshine and the temperature in the 20s to lower 30s.
In the deep south, winter storm warnings are in effect across parts of Texas and Louisiana, on the backside of this storm will be high pressure and very cold in the Southeast. However, that high-pressure system will sit over the southeastern states and moderate, sending warmer air in on southwest winds to New England for our weekend.
By Friday high temperature gets above 40 degrees, then in the 40s to lower 50s for most of the weekend.
The exception is at the Canadian border of Vermont and New Hampshire, and in central Maine where the front me stall with chance of rain or snow showers on Saturday and Sunday.
The next weather system is a track to our west next Monday with warmer weather and some downpours late in the day as we cool from the 50s back to the 30s early next week.