By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Executive Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – If you have been following weather forecasts over the past several days you may have heard the “s” word a few times. Now that the long weekend is over, and you are back to reality, back at work and school and the turkey hangover is gone, perhaps it is just beginning to register: hey wait a minute, did they mention snow for this week?

Not to worry, there will not be any major weather headaches this week, and the commutes should be fine, well at least the weather won’t make them any worse than usual.

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There is in fact some light snow in the forecast on Tuesday. A relatively weak storm system is going to pass well to our south and without much fanfare. Southern New England will be on the extreme northern fringe, meaning most of us won’t see any precipitation at all. The best chance of light snow will be from Boston heading south into southeastern Massachusetts, where some flurries and perhaps some light coatings could occur any time after Noon on Tuesday.

One concern I have is that the snow may get a bit of a second life on Tuesday night in extreme southeastern Massachusetts as the storm strengthens offshore. If this were to happen an additional inch or two could accumulate in our southernmost areas.

Areas north and west of Boston may see just a few stray flurries during Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

And that is it for the week actually. Temperatures will remain very cold with highs only near 40 degrees through Friday, but no more snow and no major weather systems will affect our area. A nice way to ease into the post Thanksgiving holiday.


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