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

Weather

At Last, Snow is Back

By Roberto Rondanelli
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

Snow has been scarce this season in Boston. Only 1.8 inches have been recorded so far, which is significantly lower than what would be expected from the climatology for the season (22.4 inches) and with the amount of snowfall accumulated by the same date last year (19.4 inches). If no snow were to be recorded today the 2006-2007 winter season so far would be the one with the least snow since records started to be kept in 1890 (sliding under the previous record of 5.4 inches in 1943). However, this state of affairs is not expected to last, as a relatively weak low pressure system will move through our region today, bringing at least a couple of inches of snow, with higher local accumulations over the Cape. After the storm leaves our region early this afternoon, expect warming. High temperatures will be above freezing for Thursday and Friday. On Friday morning a new small wave of low pressure will make it to New England, bringing the possibility of another couple of inches of snow on the ground.

Extended Forecast

Today: Snow in the morning. Partly cloudy in the afternoon to mostly cloudy in the evening. Low 22�F (-6�C) High 32�F (0�C)

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 22�F (-6�C)

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and breezy in the afternoon. High 36�F (2�C)

Friday: Flurries likely in the morning changing to sleet or light rain. Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy in the afternoon . Low 29�F (-2�C) High 38�F (3�C)