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Snow for Some, Followed by a Brief Warm-up

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    Weather Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Flurries

    Today (Monday): Mostly cloudy with flurries, light snow north. Highs near 30.

    Overnight Monday Night: Clouds stick around. Mountain snow showers. Lows near 30, 20s far north.

    Tomorrow (Tuesday): Start off with some sun before clouds take over. A flurry or two in far northern New England. Highs in the 30s.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 18, 2017)

    The same weather front that brought snow squalls and colder air through here Saturday is now pushing back in the other direction, with snow showers across much of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine on Monday evening.

    Temperatures across the north are cold enough that the snow is accumulating a little bit, especially on the side roads and walkways. Higher elevations and ski areas are getting another 3 inches of fresh snow.

    To the south is a little light mixed snow and rain for parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, but the temperature is a little warmer so most roads are damp and not icy.

    But even with temperatures up in the mid-30s, the ground is so cold that there can be some slick spots in untreated areas, like sidewalks and steps.

    Any precipitation gradually shuts off by daybreak, with temperatures holding much warmer tonight, low in the 20s north, and 30s south.

    We may have some leftover icy spots early in the morning, but with a better chance of sunshine, and temperatures well into the 40s, it will be the warmest day we've had in sometime.

    Wind increases from the southwest, gusting past 25 mph during the afternoon, adding a bit of a chill.

    The next front is not far away. A cold front sweeps across the region at night, with a few snow showers in the higher elevations. The low temperature by early Wednesday will be in the 20s north and 30s south.

    Wednesday should end up being mostly sunny, with temperatures holding in the 30s south, and 20s north.

    Wind from the northwest will be gusting 20 to 30 mph Wednesday afternoon.

    High pressure from Canada is right over us on Wednesday night, and with a clear sky, temperatures will dip to near 0 degrees in northern New England to 20 degrees near the south coast.

    Thursday looks quiet and cold, with a good amount of sunshine and a high temperature in the 20s.

    A more powerful system is going to approach from the Midwest on Friday, with increasing clouds and a chance of wintry precipitation developing by afternoon.

    Snow and freezing rain are possible in northern New England, and a few rain showers are possible south, with a high temperature near 40 degrees.

    The early call for the weekend is for low pressure to track well to our west, with a swath of warmer air and rain showers likely Friday night and Saturday.

    The timing is still difficult to pin down, but it this point it looks like we are on the warm side of the front most of Saturday, with rain, windy from the south, and a high temperature in the 50s to near 60 degrees.

    There is a serious boundary between warm air in New England and much colder air across New York in Ontario by Saturday night. That colder air will likely return for the second half of the weekend, with additional storminess possible.

    The early call is for a seasonable chill and mostly dry Christmas Eve, then a better chance for snow and ice and rain on Christmas Day.

    Of course we will fine-tune as it gets closer.

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