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Weather - Winter's Tight Grip


Winter's Tight Grip

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Winter is holding on tenaciously despite the approaching equinox. Significant snowfall is in store for tonight and tomorrow. A large storm is gathering strength in the central states which by tonight will be encroaching on western Massachusetts. Temperatures have still not recovered from the weekend drop and the passage of a weak cold front will lower them further. Snow should set in from the west after midnight and with winds out of the northeast. Several inches of accumulation are likely, especially in the south. Snow should diminish somewhat by tomorrow afternoon and will be tapering off by nightfall. However, with surface winds persisting out of the northeast, and with an unsettled atmosphere, there is a chance of clouds and flurries persisting through Thursday.

Today: A partly cloudy start then becoming overcast. Brisk winds out of the northwest. High 41F (5C).

Tonight: Snow spreading in from south and west after midnight. Heaviest totals close to the shore and south. Low 27F (-3C).

Wednesday: A classic. Brisk northeast winds. And snow with 4-5 inches possible. Snow should ease by evening. High 34F (1C). Low 26F(-3C).

Thursday: Some clearing, but a chance of residual flurries. High around 35F (2C). Low in the lower 20s (about -5C).