Tuesday Snow, Polar Plunge Headed to Boston

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 18, 2014; 7:05 AM ET
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Monday's milder high in Boston is not a sign of things to come with the return of snow and frigid air on the horizon.

Monday is shaping up to be a breezy and milder day in Boston with temperatures set to soar to around the 40-degree mark.

However, the polar vortex is sinking southward and will cause noticeably colder air to sweep in for Monday night and Tuesday. About 20 degrees will separate Monday's high from Tuesday's.

As the colder air sweeps in, a snow shower or two will cross the Boston area Monday afternoon.

Residents will not just be bundling up later Tuesday, but will also be clearing snow. An Alberta Clipper at the leading edge of the arctic blast will spread a band of snow from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. The snow will spread to southern New England late in the day.

While heavier amounts will fall towards Cape Cod, amounts on the order of 1 to 3 inches are expected in Boston.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to monitor the storm for the possibility of the heavier snow band developing closer to the city.

This snow will be enough to turn sidewalks and roads slippery, especially toward and after dark. Airline passengers should prepare for possible flight delays.

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Some of the snow could also get blown around by the gusty winds developing on the backside of the clipper, further reducing visibility.

In the wake of the snow, temperatures will be held to the teens Wednesday and Wednesday night. Brisk winds will create dangerously colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

Yet another Alberta Clipper will return the chance for a little snow on Thursday before fresh frigid air arrives later in the week.

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