Back to winter
After the recent warm up, the reality of where the point of the season returns for the weekend. A spicy clipper passes through the region Saturday. The breeze returns from the south / southwest which warms the shorelines up, but most areas stay below freezing for the day. With the warm air creeping in aloft from the southwest flow, clouds increase. As the system approaches, snow showers break out.
Saturday 8 AM to Sunday Midnight - Snow appears relatively light for most of the day. Squalls arrive late afternoon over western and southern areas and then move eastward through mid-evening. The squalls could produce whiteout conditions and a quick burst of accumulating snow of upwards of an inch or two. Be aware of rapidly changing conditions if you are out on the roads later in the day and evening.
Wind increases with the passage of the front tonight, with gusts from the west / northwest at 30 - 40 mph for few hours as the system moves east. Any snow that falls may blow around and reduce visibility in spots at times until the wind settles down heading into Sunday morning. Expect wind chills below zero in the north and single digits for the coast.
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