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Light Snow to Fall Friday

We enjoyed some sunshine Thursday, as well as milder temperatures that helped to melt some of the snow away. A stray flurry may be carried on a northwest wind across New England, but otherwise, we’re dry with increasing clouds and lows in the 20s to the north and 30s to the south Thursday night.

Friday brings cooler temperatures, with highs in the 20s to the north and 30s to the south, and a quick-moving clipper system. Light snow showers move in from west to east during the late morning hours and continue through the afternoon. Scattered coatings to less than an inch of snow will be likely Friday afternoon, with a little bit of mixing across southern New England with milder temperatures near 40.

Any untreated roads will ice over Friday night as our temperatures fall to the 20s again.

Colder air returns for this weekend, as highs only reach around 30 Saturday, and around 40 by Sunday, with sunshine both days.

Caltrans via AP

Our next larger storm system will bring in warmer temperatures and lots of melting as rain pours over the snowpack Monday and Tuesday. Monday morning could produce some freezing rain in northern New England, until temperatures modify in the afternoon on a southwest wind. Around an inch of rainfall is likely with the scattered showers next week. This will add a lot of weight to the snowpack and any flat rooftops that aren’t cleared from the snow.

The storm ends with a wintry mix Wednesday and we are set up for a large cool-down. Highs may fall to the 20s by late next week. Then, another big storm system is now showing up on our 10-day, but it is too soon to decide whether it will involve snow or rain at this time.

This post was originally posted at http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Light-Snow-to-Fall-Friday-565844521.html.

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