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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | A Few Clouds and Breezy

Weather - A One-Two Punch

Weather

A One-Two Punch

By Marek Zebrowski
staff meteorologist

A coastal storm system will approach from the Jersey shores this morning, bringing a swath of miserable weather to our area. Rain, accompanied by strong winds will be the city slickers' lot; the inland areas from northern Massachusetts through Worcester county and the Berkshires will get a few inches of heavy wet snow. Although by Saturday this low will be near the Maritimes, its moisture will linger, especially near the coast. Cold air will gradually drain into our area in the wake of the storm, and here the plot will thicken further: Another storm is forecast to develop late Saturday off the DelMarVa Peninsula and pass to the east of Cape Cod by late in the weekend. Should this turn out to be the storm track, the bulk of precipitation will come down on the eastern sections, and this time snow may be seen even near the coast.

Today: Cold rain near the coast with strong onshore winds. High near 40F (4C). Wet snow inland, north and west of I-495, with accumulations of 35 inches (7.512.5 cm) and highs in mid 30s (12C)

Tonight: Rain tapering off to showers and drizzle. Continued windy and raw with lows near 34F (1C) in the city. High 20s (-2 to -1 C ) inland.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and chilly with leftover drizzle. Few afternoon breaks in overcast are possible. High 42F (5C) with winds shifting to northwest late in the day.

Sunday outlook: Partly cloudy early, then rapidly increasing clouds as the next installment of inclement weather moves in. Highs only in the upper 30s (34C), lows oscillating near the freezing point.