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Snow Update

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The snow began to fall mid morning and started to come down steadily early this afternoon.  So far about 4 inches have fallen in Northbridge.  The first wave of energy is winding down now and there will be a break in precipitation until midnight or so.  Then the second burst of snow will begin and it will make the morning commute tough.  The rain snow line is going to creep into Northern CT/RI and maybe up through Boston overnight.  I think sleet will mix in with snow south of Worcester to the MA/RI border.  This will keep our snow totals down.  Still, this rain snow line is going to create a sharp divide between 6+ inch amounts and 1-4 inch amounts.  Temperatures will be in the upper 20's tonight/low 30's tomorrow.
The second wave will  gradually wind down in the mid morning hours.  However then a final pulse of energy will push through and finish everyone off with light snow tomorrow afternoon.  Areas north of Boston will get  whacked tomorrow.  That area received very litt…

Winter Weather for a Change

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National Weather Service Winter Storm watch (blue) Winter Weather Advisory (purple) A winter storm watch is issued when the potential for greater than 6 inches of snow/ice are possible in 24 hrs
After months of a dormant weather pattern winter finally returns tomorrow.  A series of waves will move across  New England from tomorrow afternoon through Thursday night.  This is a three part system that will likely drop the heaviest snows since the Halloween Weekend storm.  The first phase will begin tomorrow between 2 and 4 pm and this is all snow for most.  4-8 inches of snow are likely by 6 am Thursday.  This will be the majority of the accumulating snow for southern New England.  Sleet will likely mix in from time to time south of the Mass Pike.  

Thursday looks to be sloppy.  Temperatures will be slightly above freezing so rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow will all be falling from the sky at various times.  By mid afternoon on Thursday a third and final wave will pass by as it weake…