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Weather - It's Snow Joke

Weather

It's Snow Joke

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Finally we have a coastal low developing off shore giving the right conditions for snowfall: With winds out of the east, there is no shortage of moisture. The heaviest totals will be associated with the maximum lifting which will be to the south of us. Still, over night and morning accumulations of about three inches can be expected in the city, with less inland. As this system pushes east, snow will taper off to flurries. With a gradual warming from the southerly winds ahead of the next system pushing eastward, a change over to sporadic sleet or rain will occur Tuesday night. The rest of the week has an unsettled look about it as two more smaller, but still potentially rain carrying, systems head towards us in quick succession.

Today: Moderate snow in the morning. Tapering to flurries by afternoon. Moderate winds from the east, changing to southerly late. High 34F (1C).

Tonight: Scattered flurries changing to occasional drizzle as the southerlies take hold. Temperatures holding steady at around freezing, 32F (0C).

Wednesday: Chance of rain, especially west and early. Then some partial clearing. Warmer than Tuesday. High 48F (9C). Low 33F (1C). But again clouds and a chance of rain heading into the night.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High around 45F (7C). Low around 30F (-1C).