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Snow heaviest through midday Sunday

From Matt Lagor:

UPDATED at 7pm

Early on it looked like we could be in for another bout of snow, but thankfully the storm will stay far enough offshore that we will be spared of any real accumulations. The Cape and the Islands may get up to an inch or two tomorrow morning through late afternoon and the rest of Southern New England may see a few flurries in the morning, but that should really be about it.

Strong winds however will be an issue for the Cape & Islands, which is why a Wind Advisory is in effect for the Cape Sunday morning from 10am-8pm with winds from the northeast at 20-30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Nantucket is under a High Wind Watch Sunday morning through Sunday evening as winds could be up to 30-35 mph and gusts 50-60 mph.

The storm lifts out to sea Sunday evening and high pressure settles in leaving us with some sunshine on Monday for the first day of Spring. Temperatures will finally warm up a little bit on Tuesday as highs should be in the low 50s; however, this warm spell will be short lived. An arctic cold front moves in on Wednesday leaving us with high temperatures in the mid 30s both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Temperatures moderate towards the end of the week and there is a chance we could have some rain showers over the weekend.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a few flurries possible. Low: 31.

Sunday: Chance for a few flurries in the morning (light snow possible for Cape & Islands). Windy. High: 40.

Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy. High: 47.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, milder. High: 52.

Wednesday: Sunny and cold. High: 35.

Thursday: Sunny and cold. High: 37.

Friday: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds late. High: 49.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. High: 56.

Below from NBC10 Chief Meteorologist Mark Searles:

Off shore track means the snow stays away...still gusty near the coast but with this type of track we would miss the much of the storm...

As we learned from the storm earlier in the week, these tracks can change right up until the last minute...and that is what we MAY be facing...as signs favor more of an offshore track we would see even lower totals...so this COULD still change.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for parts of eastern Massachusetts this weekend...mainly for Sunday as low pressure strengthens into a compact nor'easter to our south by midday Sunday.

BUT this is not just southeastern Massachusetts' storm...all of us will see some snow...right now it looks like this will be mainly a Sunday storm...starting early Sunday morning...

and continuing through Sunday afternoon...steadiest over SE Massachusetts.


And as this system forms into a compact nor'easter, we can expect some strong wind gusts along with the snow...areas seeing the strongest wind will be the southern RI & Massachusetts coastlines out through the Cape & Islands...this will last all day Sunday.

Again...it's important to stress that the track & intensity of this storm COULD certainly shift a bit...a track closer to the coast will spread more snow inland while one more offshore will keep the higher snow totals away from the area...stay tuned for updates through the weekend!

Thanks for reading...Mark

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