Bitter cold followed by more snow

An Arctic front brought some of the coldest air of the season to New England last night. Lows in the Boston area dipped below zero. Today, a tightening pressure gradient will create gusty winds, dropping wind chill values to as low as –15 °F (–26 °C). Increasing clouds signal a more active weather pattern this weekend.

The unrelenting train of snowy weather systems is not expected to stop. Three distinct systems will impact New England over the next few days, each contributing more to the towering snow piles. The first arrives tomorrow, bringing overcast skies and about an inch of snow to the area. The second system, which arrives Sunday, will keep skies cloudy and lay down an additional three inches of snow. Finally, a more robust storm will impact the region on Monday and Tuesday, bringing more significant snowfall. It’s too early for specifics at this point, but the message is clear. Winter isn’t ending anytime soon.