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Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
805 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

Low pressure from western New York state will head east and approach
our region today.  This will will bring a wintry mix of snow and
freezing rain across interior areas this morning, before changing to
rain from south to north into this afternoon. Rain will be
predominant over the coastal plain. Afternoon highs will warm into
the mid 40s to low 50s from Boston to Providence and southeast.
Elsewhere highs will warm into the mid 30s to low 40s.

The low will head northeast toward southern Quebec tonight. It will
turn brisk and cold behind an arctic front. Widely scattered snow
squalls are possible as low temperatures dip down into the mid teens
to mid 20s.

Arctic air settles across the region on Wednesday and Thursday with
a period of strong westerly winds and bitterly cold wind chills. Day
time highs will average in the 20s to low 30s, while lows Wednesday
night and Thursday night average in the teens. Meanwhile, low
pressure scooting offshore of the mid Atlantic states on Thursday,
may bring some scattered snow showers along the immediate south
coast and islands.

Looking to later in the week, another low may bring more snow to
coastal areas sometime Friday into early Saturday. Dry conditions
will return by midday Saturday, but another quick moving low may
bring yet more light precipitation late Sunday into early Monday,
then should improve later on Monday. Although temperatures will
moderate Friday through Monday, they will still remain slightly
below seasonable norms.

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