Burst of Snow to be Followed by Wet Afternoon

Cold Lingers Through Midweek Then Warm-up Arrives

What to Know

  • The region will see a burst of snow before lunch time with temperatures staying near freezing.
  • Expect a dusting to 1 inch of snow in Greater Boston and 1- to 3-inches north and wet of the city.
  • Coastal and mountain areas could see wind gusts of 30-50 MPH but the bad weather clears out tonight.

Winter returns for short time today, with a burst of snow across much of New England.

The snow arrived first in Western New England around 6 AM, then will spread east towards Greater Boston. Temperatures will be marginal and near freezing, so well treated roads will likely stay mostly slushy and wet.

By lunch time warmer air will be blowing in out of the east-southeast, so the rain/snow line will migrate northward to about the Mass Pike, with snow north and rain south.

That continues to slide north as temperatures reach the 30s and low 40s during the afternoon, when most spots will be over to plain rain. The only exception is in the mountains of Northern New England where it will snow most of the day.

Expect a slushy dusting-1 inch for most of the Boston area points south, with 1- to 3-inches north and west of the city. The high terrain of Northern New England will get 3- to 6-inches of snow as we see it now.

Those east-southeast winds bringing in the warm, and pushing the snow out, will be gusty at times along the coast and in the mountains. Expect some gusts 30-50 MPH.

We’ll clear out behind the storm Sunday night, with a mix of sun and clouds on Monday except in the mountains where some snow showers linger. Highs will be in the 40s.

Tuesday and Wednesday are cooler, in the 30s to near 40, but late week temperatures will likely surge into the 50s and even near 60!

We should settle back close to normal—highs in the 40s—around and after St. Patrick’s Day.

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