Clouds thicken across New England today, keeping temperatures cool in advance of an approaching multi-pronged storm system.
The first round of disturbed weather arrives from New York to southern Connecticut this afternoon, expanding through the pioneer valley by early evening and causing delays and slowdowns for many southwestern New Englanders.
First flakes expand northeast to Worcester by 6 pm and filling in through eastern Massachusetts between 6 and 8 pm. Expect a general coating to two inches of snow to fall this evening before a rain/snow line marches north overnight...
But freezing rain will likely follow the snow for inland communities of southern New England, and the Wednesday morning commute will still be slick from parts of northern Connecticut to interior Massachusetts...And certainly central NH points north where snow will still be falling early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday never warms up a lot for most of New England...But we should warm up enough for a slow and steady change to plain rain showers. Milder air and a gusty wind arrives with heavy downpours overnight Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, leaving mild showers behind on Thursday but perhaps resulting in some power outages here and there Thursday early morning.
Cooler weather arrives this weekend and persists through most of next week, with a chance of some snow especially focused on early next week.