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Weather - More snow, by George!

Weather

More snow, by George!

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

A developing storm off the Carolina Capes Friday will initially move on a northeasterly track, paralleling the eastern seaboard and intensify rapidly, as it turns to the north in the vicinity of our latitudes by late Friday evening. Coastal locations will thus receive the highest amounts of precipitation; local snow totals are expected to be in the 6-9 inches (15-23 cm) range by midday Saturday, when bulk of the moisture will have moved to the north and east of our area.

As the storm track may come very close to Cape Cod, a change to sleet and some rain may occur in portions of southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands during Friday night. By later on Saturday, this storm will pound down east Maine, bringing us a backlash of blustery winds, with but a hint of clearing, scattered among some squalls of flurries.

A shot of cold air will follow on Sunday and Monday this latest stormy episode. In a slightly longer range - a changing pattern, with milder, southwesterly flow is forecast to provide a hint of spring for mid week and the real Washington birthday next Thursday.

Today: Cloudy with snow developing around midday and increasing in intensity after dark. Accumulations of 3-5 inches (8-13 cm) are likely in Boston area by 8 p.m. North to northeasterly winds increasing from 10 to 20 mph (16-32 kmh). High near 32F (0C).

Tonight: Snow continuing. Blustery and cold, with lows near 23F (-5C). Four more inches (10 cm) expected by daybreak tomorrow.

Saturday: Snow gradually tapering off to flurries, with some breaks in overcast late. High 30F (-1C)

Sunday outlook: Becoming partly sunny and colder. Highs in mid 20s (-5 to -3 C) and lows in low teens (-12 to -10 C) by early Monday.