Weather: Boston Spared As Jonas Strikes Mid-Atlantic

Satellite image of Winter Storm Jonas (Photo: National Weather Service)
Written by Andrea Asuaje

By Andrea Asuaje
BU News Service

After a 2015 winter of endless snow storms, Boston residents may have dodged the first storm of 2016.

Although the Boston area will experience some blustery winds and a bit of snow, Winter Storm Jonas is not expected to create chaos in the city. The storm, which is currently bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic, has more than 67 million Americans under blizzard or winter storm warnings, according to The Weather Channel.

Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. are all under a blizzard warning. Weather experts believe cities in the direct path of Jonas could experience up to 2 feet of snow.

Boston residents can expect significantly less eventful weekend weather.

The National Weather Service predicts that snow will fall in the Boston area after 1 p.m. on Saturday, with a northeast wind blowing between 13 and 20 mph. Gusts could be as strong as 31 mph. The high on Saturday is 29 degrees Fahrenheit.

The snow will continue on Saturday night, possibly reaching 1 to 3 inches of accumulation, states the NWS. Strong winds and gusts will persist. The low on Saturday night will be 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The chance of snow throughout Saturday stands at 60 percent.

Temperatures will increase to 34 degrees on Sunday, and the chance of snow will decrease to 20 percent. Winds will slow down to 5 to 13 mph on what is expected to be a mostly sunny day.

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