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Sunday snowstorm not expected to be significant

More snow is in the forecast for Sunday. But, wait, there’s no need for that loud groan.

Forecasters say a storm will sideswipe the state, but it won’t be nearly as big as they thought earlier this week.

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“It’s doesn’t look like it’s going to be a significant storm,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley. “We’ll be at best brushed by it, and worst-case scenario would be 1 to 3 inches.”

Snow is still piled everywhere today from Wednesday’s storm. which left some areas with more than a foot of snow. The official snowfall total leaders were Millbury, with 13.3 inches, and Lunenburg, with 13.2.

The week will end sunny, but cold. Temperatures will stay below freezing at least until the middle of next week, according to the weather service.

Today will be partly sunny and dry, with highs only reaching the upper 20s. Temperatures should sink to 13 degrees as clouds roll in during the evening hours.

Friday will be similar, with sunny skies and highs near 26 degrees. Clouds will dissipate overnight as lows drop into the mid-teens.

The weekend will start off dry, with highs staying below 32 degrees Saturday amid mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will slide into the upper teens overnight, bringing a slight chance of snow showers after 2 a.m. Sunday.

“We have a 50 percent chance of seeing snow on Sunday,” Foley said. Snow showers would be light, and continue throughout the day. Highs will crest only near 30 degrees, with clouds persisting into the evening. Temperatures should sink to 17 degrees overnight.

Some scattered snow showers could continue into early Monday, with highs near 28 degrees and partly sunny skies. Conditions should be dry and cold into next week.

Unfortunately, the storms are far from over. Another one could arrive Wednesday.

“A storm is a possibility, but it’s too far out to know for certain,” Foley said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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