Early morning sunshine and the angle of the sun this time of year allowed for temperatures to rise into the 40s, so some of the snow from yesterday got to melt. It’s a great winter day before the clouds thicken this evening as our next storm arrives at night.
The snow will spread from southwest to northeast arriving to Boston around 8 p.m. The heaviest snow is expected to fall during the overnight hours, where 1-2” of snow per hour is possible, making it difficult for travel, so expect reduced visibility if you have to be on the roads.
In far southeastern Massachusetts it will be warm enough for the snow to change to a wintry mix and/or rain overnight. That will cut down on snow totals there. As of now we’re expecting 1-3” for the South Coast and Cape, with less on the Islands.
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Three to six inches of wet, pasty snow is likely for the South Shore and areas right around Boston. From the city just north and west, more like 6-9” is anticipated.
Totals will drop off in northern New England, since those areas are farther away from the storm that’s passing offshore. At this moment, the exact track remains uncertain.
Our totals could change as the system gets closer, though our current thought is based on the low moving along the South Coast, putting the axis of the heaviest snow along the Mass Turnpike.
With that said, due to the consistency of the snow, the potential for downed trees exists so isolated power outages can’t be ruled out. This system is quick moving and conditions will improve by Monday morning, with temperatures rebounding into the 30s to low 40s.
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Partial clearing will take place during the afternoon as it turns breezy, so a lot of the snow will melt. Patchy black ice is possible Monday night so be careful on the roads/sidewalks.
Colder air takes a grip of the work week, with highs in the 20s and low 30s but it looks fairly quiet. By next weekend, temperatures will be in the 40s with a chance for rain south and snow north. We also ‘spring forward’ as Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10.