With the first storm of the weekend done, all eyes turn to the second that arrives Sunday night.
First of all, overnight Saturday night into Sunday, watch for patchy black ice to form as temperatures drop into the 20s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. There may be a spotty flurry here or there.
Sunday will actually be a nice day, with early sun giving way to clouds during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 30s to near 40, so some of the snow from the first storm will melt.
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The snow with storm number two arrives after dark from southwest to northeast, and the vast majority of it will fall while most of us sleep.
In far Southeastern Massachusetts it will be warm enough for the snow to change to a wintry mix or rain overnight. That will cut down on snow totals there.
As of now we’re expecting 1-3” for the South Coast and Cape, with less on the Islands.
For the South Shore and areas right around Boston, we're expecting 3-6” of wet, pasty snow.
From the city just north and west, more like 6-9” is anticipated.
Totals will drop off in Northern New England, since those areas are farther away from the storm that’s passing offshore.
The snow will wind down early on Monday morning, and roads will improve quickly as temperatures climb into the 30s and close to 40. If you can commute a little later than normal, it would help.
The daylight hours on Monday will otherwise turn breezy with some partial clearing.
Much of the week after that point looks bright, but very cold with highs only in the 20s.
Temperatures moderate by next weekend as the pattern turns unsettled again, and we ‘spring forward.’