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Arctic Air & Snow Lurks

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After a morning dusting of snow, it turned out to be a decent day overall with some breaks of sun and temps running in the lower to middle 30s.  We didn't do a ton of melting, just a bit of it, but what snow melt we did have refreezes this evening as temps dip back below freezing.  It's a cool night, but not that cold by January standards with lows in the 20s.

We'll have one more day of near seasonable temperatures on Monday, and that works out just fine if the kids want to head out sledding (where we have snow inland) or skiing.  Highs reach the upper 30s on average with dry conditions through much of the day.  Late in afternoon and early in the evening, a few scattered snow showers/squalls are possible thanks to an approaching Arctic front.

On the other side of that front, the temps tumble back into the single digits by Tuesday morning, holding in the upper teens for the afternoon.  Additionally, Tuesday afternoon features increasing clouds and a close pass with a developing storm to our south.  It appears that at least enough moisture works in on the northern fringe of this storm to bring us some late afternoon and evening  snow.  The steadiest/heaviest of it will be over Southeast Mass, especially the Cape and Islands where at least several inches of fluff is plausible at this point. Even in the city, through MetroWest, at least a couple inches of low density snow is possible. With frigid air in place, a little water content can go a long way adding the fluff factor of the snow we do get. Add in a strong and gusty wind, and it'll be fully clear that winter has made it's comeback. We'll track this one closely for any more northern adjustments, as it would mean higher totals for us.

As that storm slides east of us, the depth of the cold air pours in Tuesday night, Wednesday and Wednesday night with lows near 0 and highs in the lower to middle teens.  The northerly wind is active, driving wind chill factors to -5 to -20, coldest at night.

Thursday is another shot of some snow late in the day and at night.  Core of the storm looks to miss us just south, so at this point, doesn't look like a big one, but another northern adjustment would change that too. What snow we do see is the low density kind again thanks to the frigid air.
The warm-up is brief, Saturday hits the mid 30s, then another round of snow showers arrives with the next cold front running on through.
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