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Snow turns to rain today

A weakly organized winter storm will move through the Northeastern United States today, bringing a mixture of snow and rain to the Boston area. Precipitation is likely to begin as snow in the early morning hours and intensify as the morning progresses.

However, as the low pressure center nears the New England coast, warmer air will make its way onshore, paving the way for the transition to rain. This storm may result in non-negligible accumulations of snow or ice in areas north and west of the city, but at worst it will likely create a bit of a slushy mess here at the Institute. Since temperatures have been well above freezing for the past few days, significant accumulation is not expected here, especially on paved surfaces.

The storm will taper off by the evening hours, making way for a warmer but breezier day tomorrow. A cold front will pass through tomorrow night, bringing in chilly air below 20°F, but temperatures are expected to rebound to the lower 40s °F in time for the weekend.