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Snow Tonight, Holiday Forecast, And A Possible Storm

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Executive Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And also the busiest time of the year for many… travelling, shopping you name it.

The weather department is no exception this year, the current weather pattern sure is keeping us busy.

Check: Latest Forecast | WBZ-TV Weather Blog

TONIGHT

Let’s start with tonight.

Remember that storm on Monday that dumped a foot of snow on the Outer Cape?

Well believe it or not it hasn’t really gone away!

It remains parked well off shore and has one final gift for us, more snow.

Currently, there is a band of steady snow up in Maine and it is pin-wheeling southward with a bead on southern New England.

Snow should begin to fall lightly by this evening’s commute and will be steady at times overnight.

By the time we wake up on Thursday morning there will be a fresh coat of 1-to-3 inches in most spots in eastern Massachusetts, a bit less farther west.

The snow will taper off later Thursday morning with the best chance of exceeding 3 inches would be in the same areas that saw the most snow on Monday; right along the immediate coastline, Cape Ann and Cape Cod.

Certainly nothing like Monday, but there could be some spot amounts between 3 and 4 inches.

Watch Joe Joyce’s Forecast

CHRISTMAS FORECAST

Thankfully, we will have a lull in the snow for a few days on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Travel should be fine under mainly sunny skies and temperatures in the 30s.

SUNDAY STORM?

Next, we are watching the potential for a major East Coast snow storm on Sunday and Monday. Since it is still several days away, weather models continue to disagree on the timing and track. At this point, there is about an equal chance of a hit as there is of a miss.

A hit could mean nor’easter type conditions here Sunday night and early Monday with several inches of snow.

Stay tuned.

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