Arctic Front This Afternoon Will Deliver Snow Squalls

An arctic air mass will re-enforce cold air this afternoon. As it passes through the region a few snow squalls will develop.  Travel conditions will briefly be hazardous when these squalls pass through between 3-9 PM tonight.  That National Weather Service has issued a *Special Weather Statement* to convey the threat message.  A quick inch of snow is possible but not everyone will see one of these squalls.  The snow will be added on top of what we saw yesterday.
NWS Boston observed snowfall 1/7/2017
Plymouth county was rocked as several communities were over 17" of snow including our State Champion for this event East Bridgewater who ended with 19.5".  I did expect more between 495-95 in NE MA and it started to stick 1 hour before my guess but other then that I feel good about the forecast.   

Short Term Forecast
Here is the simulated radar for 5 PM.  These locations shown with snow squalls may not be the communities that get the squalls but it shows the scattered nature of the event well.
16z HRRR sim radar Sunday 5 PM (image Weatherbell)
Max temps will only be near 20 as much of the US is below freezing today.  
NWS Max temps Sunday (image Weatherbell)
A NW wind will gust up to 20 MPH this afternoon.  The wind lessens overnight but temperatures will drop to about 5 above.  Even a modest 5-10 mph wind will create wind chills of 0 to -5 in Southern New England (lower out west).
16z HRRR Wind Chills temps Sunday 10 PM (image Weatherbell)
Its not much better tomorrow.  Clouds will increase but max temps will only reach the upper teens and low 20's.  Wind chills will be around 0 (both sides),  

NFL Forecast
Big games today.  I like the favorites but deep down I am still scared of playoff Eli.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-Zack Green 


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