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Keep an Eye Out for Wednesday's Rare Super Blue Blood Moon

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    Weather Forecast: Dry and Sunny Wednesday

    Tuesday night: Skies gradually clearing. Winds diminish. Lows teens to near 20. Wednesday: Dry and sunny. Some increasing afternoon clouds. Highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. Thursday: Milder! Partly sunny. Low 40s.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018)

    After several inches of snow fell during the morning commute (some spots exceeded a half a foot of snow by late morning), Tuesday evening’s commute will be less of a pain, except for coastal Maine.

    Snow showers continue along the midcoast and Downeast Maine, with a few flakes also lingering for the Outer Cape and Islands, but most of the area will be drier with a gradual clearing of the skies through the overnight hours.

    As the system that brought the snow to most of eastern New England finally slides farther out to sea, taking both the snow and cloud cover with it, the cold Canadian air takes over for Tuesday night and Wednesday, with overnight lows dropping into the upper teens to near 20 degrees south, and the lower teens to single digits in far northern New England.

    Don’t forget to look up at the night sky overnight for the Super Blue Blood Moon. It’s the second supermoon of the month, which makes it a “blue” moon classification, however, it’s also the blood moon because it coincides with the Lunar Eclipse. Here in New England we'll only be able to see a partial lunar eclipse (when the Earth’s shadow is casted on the moon, making it turn a reddish color. The partial lunar eclipse will begin around 6:45 a.m., but the full lunar eclipse will occur after the moonset here. For our West Coast friends, they’ll be able to see it during their pre-dawn hours.

    Wednesday brings plentiful sunshine, with highs near 30 south, upper 20s north. Clouds return Thursday ahead of our next system that will bring some mixed showers by Thursday afternoon for the midsection of New England, but the bulk of the showers slide in late Thursday into early Friday.

    At least with Thursday, we do see a slight warm-up with highs into the 40s, which is why we will see some rain/snow showers. Friday brings a mixed bag of precipitation that will likely start as rain and change over quickly to the wintry mix as the cold front traverses the region, turning to snow by midday Friday, so it looks like the wintry precipitation will likely impact the morning commute again Friday.

    After this system clears the region, it is another burst of cold air that slides in for Saturday, with high temperatures only topping out into the low to mid 20s for most locations.

    Super Bowl Sunday here in New England will be mostly cloudy with highs into the mid to upper 30s, with a chance for snow showers that could linger into early Monday. We’re going to keep an eye on that as we get closer to this upcoming weekend.

    If you’re heading out to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, make sure to pack those extra layers, since highs this weekend are expected into the lower teens. Thankfully, the game is being played indoors.

    Through the next work week, besides snow chances for Monday, the rest of the week looks relatively dry and seasonable for this time of year, with highs into the low to mid 30s.

    In the meantime, be sure to download the NBC10 Boston and necn apps for the very latest updates to the forecast for your neighborhood.

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