Cold Stays, But Will It Snow? - WHDH-TV 7News Boston

Cold Stays, But Will It Snow?

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It was a cold start this morning with lows near or below 0 in some suburbs.  Thanks to some clouds, it won't be as cold tonight. Teens on average. It was a cold start this morning with lows near or below 0 in some suburbs. Thanks to some clouds, it won't be as cold tonight. Teens on average.
Two disturbances to track.  1) Near Chicago brings a few snow showers around and outside 495 Sunday.  2) Near Nebraska... brings more widespread light snow tomorrow night. Two disturbances to track. 1) Near Chicago brings a few snow showers around and outside 495 Sunday. 2) Near Nebraska... brings more widespread light snow tomorrow night.
One year ago today, the Blizzard of 2013 got underway.  25-30" of snow was common across the area.  Graphic from @NWSBoston. One year ago today, the Blizzard of 2013 got underway. 25-30" of snow was common across the area. Graphic from @NWSBoston.
It was a chilly start this morning, but not a bad recovery as temps moderated into the middle to upper 20s this afternoon.  Although it's not brutally cold, it is a good 6-8 degrees below the average for this time of year, and it looks like we'll keep that trend going over the next few days. That means, if you like your snow the way it is for skiing and sledding now, not much of it will be melting in the short term.

What about adding some natural snow?  I don't expect much, however, we'll add some flakes to the forecast.  A few flurries break out tonight, with the best chance for snow showers down across the Cape late, with minor accumulations possible.  Sunday features more clouds than sun, with an occasional snow shower northwest of town, as well as down across the Cape.  The Cape snow showers are ocean-effect while the ones northwest of 495 are close to a disturbance in the atmosphere.  Both set-ups favor any accumulation to be on the minor side again (C-1"). 

A better chance for more widespread snow arrives Sunday evening as we track a wave of low pressure riding in from the west that'll spread some light snow in here after sunset, and periodically overnight.  A coating to a couple inches of snow is likely by predawn Monday, meaning you may need a few extra minutes Monday morning to dust of the car before heading to work.  It's not out of the question that a bit more snow falls across the area if there's more moisture to work with, but at this point, an overall big storm is not expected.  Along with needing to dust off the car, leftover slick spots are also possible for the Monday AM commute. 

The week remains relatively cold and quiet from Monday afternoon, through Wednesday, before the next potential storm rolls in Thursday.  This storm will have more moisture with it, as it moves up the East Coast and spreads some snow, increasing northeast breezes and perhaps a bit of coastal rain in here.  Track, intensity, snow amounts and any rain/snow lines are too early to discuss as there are plenty of details to be ironed out the couple of days. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and enjoy the Olympics! 

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