Heavy Snow Arrives Tonight

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It’s a cold start to the day and a chilly day ahead of us, setting the stage for the snow to arrive overnight. Expect increasing clouds today with highs only around 30°.

The evening commute looks dry but after that snow begins to move into the area between 8-10PM from west to east. Once the snow moves it, it comes down fast and heavy with snowfall rates 1-2″ per hour. A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for the area beginning at 7PM this evening and continuing until 1PM Thursday.

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Snowfall will be heaviest overnight and into the morning tomorrow, gradually tapering into the afternoon. While inland locations stay all snow, there could be some mixing tomorrow morning along the coastline as some warmer air wraps into the area. So expect a fluffier snow for the areas farthest inland, and a wetter, heavier snow for areas along the coastline. In all, 8-12″ expected for the majority area, while the coastline will be in a 4-8″ range. Even lower for the Cape/Islands.

On top of the snow, it will be quite windy with gusts from the northeast anywhere from 35-45MPH, highest at the coastline. This could lead to power outages so be prepared for that risk.

Here’s how the timing looks to play out:

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Tomorrow evening things continue to wind down. Overnight we dip into the teens so everything will freeze and become very icy. Friday looks partly sunny with highs in the low 30s. More sun on Saturday with highs in the mid 30s. A bit warmer with some clouds on Sunday, highs in the low 40s. A few isolated showers possible.

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