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Arctic High Wins = Little Snow, Lots of Cold

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Snow map... or "lack of snow" map for this glancing shot of a storm.  Snows done before the morning commute aside from far SE Mass. Snow map... or "lack of snow" map for this glancing shot of a storm. Snows done before the morning commute aside from far SE Mass.
Winter weather advisory for the Cape and Islands for 2-4" of snow. Winter weather advisory for the Cape and Islands for 2-4" of snow.
Cold air wins out early to mid week with highs running 15-20 below average. Cold air wins out early to mid week with highs running 15-20 below average.
Kids.... go sled, go ski, and go make sure you have your homework done because the snow map says no snow day for you tomorrow.  While the little ones may be bummed out on the brunt of the latest winter storm missing us, I'm sure many parents and teachers have different thoughts about the forecast. 

Despite there being a storm that's marching across the country, I don't expect a lot of snow here in southern New England.  You can thank a big ole area of Arctic high pressure for that.  As the cold, dense and dry air with that high, presses into the Plains, Midwest and Northeast, the storm moving across the country gets suppressed to our south.  While portions of the mid-Atlantic see plenty of snow, it's just a glancing shot for us.

Scattered snow showers and even a few sprinkles are with us today as highs hold in the middle to upper 30s.  Those mid to upper 30s will be the warmest we see until next Friday.   As an arctic cold front crosses the region tonight and slides south, some moisture along it increases and an evening period of light snow develops, mainly across southeast Mass.  The steadiest snow in southern Plymouth, southern Bristol and the Cape and Islands will be predawn Monday.  Generally 1-2" of snow falls across far SE Mass with up to 2-4" for the Cape and Islands.  For the rest of us?  Just a coating to an inch falls with the snow done by sunrise.  That means, aside from a few icy spots on untreated roads, we won't have much of an issue for Monday morning's commute. The best chance for slow downs on the roads during the commute (for falling snow) will be across the Cape. 

Cold air rules through mid week coming up with highs running in the 20s from Monday - Thursday.  Most of the time is snow-free, but we'll track a few snow showers in here Wednesday along another Arctic front.  With winds bending northeast and lots of cold air running over the relatively warmer ocean water temps, a few ocean enhanced snow showers are possible across Cape Ann, Cape Cod and parts of the South Shore.  In those favored locations, minor accumulations are possible.

The other flake on the 7day?  I have one in for late Friday/Friday night as we may catch just a glancing shot of an ocean storm passing by. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  
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