All eyes on the Friday storm

1:56 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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Our weather pattern has been pretty quiet this week, but the main focus has remained the possibility of a significant snowfall on Friday. Will it happen? Will all the pieces fall into place? As we get closer to Friday confidence is building with each computer model run that we will in fact see plowable snow with this storm. Heaviest snowfall amounts still look to be in southern Maine and New Hampshire. If you are planning on traveling south to Boston late Friday be prepared that they are going to get hit hard with this snow storm. More details on the storm below.

This Afternoon - Partly cloudy skies. Highs today will warm up to the 30s for many locations. We could still see a few snow showers this afternoon and winds will pick up out of the west.

Tonight - Get ready for some bitter cold wind chill values. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning and advisory for the places you see listed at the top of your screen. The places in the warning areas will have wind chill values as low as 25-40 below zero tonight and early tomorrow morning. The advisory locations will have wind chills of 15-25 below.

Thursday - A nice, but COLD day. Skies will be mostly sunny until late in the afternoon. Winds will let up through the afternoon. Unfortunately it will be pretty chilly through the day. Highs only top out in the single digits and teens.

Extended Forecast - Snow starts to move in from the south late Thursday night. I think the snow will be light through the morning hours Friday, but intensifying through the day. Your evening commute will be a mess. Heaviest snow will fall Friday afternoon into Friday night. Snow will taper and end through Saturday morning. Winds will also pick up with this storm with gusts up to 35mph. Blowing and drifting snow will be a problem which will reduce visibility out on the roads. It is still too early to give exact amounts for my snowfall predictions, but I have posted my early predictions in the "weather extra" graphic. Heaviest snowfall amounts still look like they will be in southern Maine, New Hampshire, and over Massachusetts. We will keep you updated with this storm as the latest information comes into the weather office.

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