Forecast For 5 to 8 Inches of Snow for Framingham, MetroWest

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The National Weather Service has put the region under another winter storm watch as Philadelphia is said to be hit by yet another snowstorm on Tuesday morning.

This storm system will have two waves of accumulation.

As this low moves offshore, it will help pull down colder air ahead of a second storm system.

Tuesday A chance of snow before 2 p.m., then rain and snow likely.

The National Weather Service in Taunton handles weather forecasts for much of Southern New England, including MA counties east of the Berkshires.

But the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has started preparing the possibility of plowable snow and other impacts across the region Wednesday into Thursday.

NAM model simulated radar forecast for the peak of storm #2, Wednesday afternoon.

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WHEN... From late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

The pattern isn't changing any time soon, and forecasters are eyeing another potential storm this weekend, he said. There are many reasons that is poor "forecast", but the biggest reason these are usually too high this time of year is that they are not able to account for the warming of the atmosphere as we get toward the spring season.

Strong northeast winds, likely requiring a wind advisory across SE MA (up to 45-55 mph).

Spring arrives at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday. High near 36. Breezy, with a northeast wind 18 to 24 miles per hour. And a howling northeast wind. On Wednesday afternoon and evening, snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. This means areas in parts of the Lehigh Valley and Poconos might only receive a coating to 2 inches of snow or depending on where you are nothing at all.

Wednesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Low around 32. Windy, with a north wind 23 to 29 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is also possible. As the sun rises, we'll see a complicated mixture of all snow (mainly north of I-195), all rain (along the immediate coast), and wintry mix (along the I-295 corridor). Some of the heaviest snow should accumulate along the Mason-Dixon Line, which separates Maryland from Pennsylvania.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 44. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Also, the models can not account for the sun angle being higher, and the fact that we are entering into the part of the year of peek heating.

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