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More Rain-Makers Than Snow-Makers This Week

We had a wonderful spring-like day Saturday, with an official high of 60 at Logan Airport (20 degrees higher than normal). Today will also feel comfortable, though a tad cooler with highs around 50.

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Our snow chances keep looking less and less likely for tonight and for mid-week. Although, we could get a brief mix of snow and rain. First we visit tonight's system potential.

Clouds increase this afternoon ahead of a system developing in the Ohio Valley. The precipitation won't reach us until evening. In fact, most of the rain will stay south of the Mass Pike, hugging the south coast. As temps fall to near freezing around midnight, there may be brief mixing of snow with the rain.  There is cold air aloft, and if we can get a heavier snow for a bit, light accumulation is possible. Only a coating of wet snow though. Most of us will be dry Monday morning with mostly cloudy skies and temps around freezing.

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Monday afternoon and Tuesday will be dry with a mix of clouds and sun. Cooler temps take over…highs in the lower 40s Monday and in the mid 30s Tuesday.

The next chance for a wintry mix is Tuesday night. A minor wave brings us the first hit of precipitation into Wednesday. With a more powerful low pressure system moving along the western Appalachians Wednesday into Thursday. This storm will bring us more rain than anything. With a potential for gusty wind, and even some minor coastal flooding coinciding with high tide Thursday morning.

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The storm hasn't developed yet. Once it moves onto the west coast tomorrow, we should start to see some clarity with some of the details.

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Oh, and by the way--there could be another Arctic blast late next weekend. A piece of the polar vortex may swing by New England Sunday morning. Highs may be in the teens, with lows around zero by Tuesday morning. Stay tuned!

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