Some of the snow that has blanketed the metro-east for the past couple of weeks will finally start to melt Thursday as the temperature peaks well above the freezing mark.
But whatever snow we lose is likely to be replaced Friday. The National Weather Service reports that a fresh 1-3 inches of snow is likely for the last day of the work week.
The high Thursday will reach 45 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Winds will pick up as the day goes on, from 5-9 mph early in the day to 25 mph by Thursday evening. But by Thursday evening, as clouds increase, the gusts will reach up to 25 miles an hour. Overnight the low will drop to 25.
A 70 percent chance of snow is forecast for Friday with the flakes starting to fall about 9 a.m. Snow showers are expected on and off throughout the day with a high temperature of 32.
Skies will clear Friday night when the low will drop to 12. On Saturday the high is expected to be 36 under partly sunny skies. On Sunday the high will be 37.