Blast of Winter

A relatively quiet day Tuesday closed out with a burst of snow (some coastal rain) for many of us, dropping a widespread 1-2" of snow in a short period of time early in the evening.  While it wasn’t a lot of snow, it certainly was enough to create some slick travel and leave many of us scrapping the windshields, brushing off the car and doing a bit of shoveling this morning.  Watch the step out the door this morning too!  With a few lingering snow showers rolling through around 1-3AM this morning, that fresh coating of snow, combined with dropping temps, allowed for some icy spots to develop. 

Gusty winds are with us throughout the day as a wind advisory is posted until 5:00PM.  Winds will gust 35-45mph from the west, adding to the chill of the fresh cold air.  Temps this afternoon struggle to hold in the mid to upper 20s with wind chills running close to 10 throughout the day. 

The weather’s relatively quiet through Friday, before all eyes turn to Saturday.  This storm will have heavier precipitation with it as a coastal low tries to take over.  The overall set-up shows limited cold air available to support widespread snow, so we’ll most likely see enough milder ocean air provide mostly rain near/inside 495 to start with wet snow possible outside 495, especially in the higher terrain of Worcester County, points north and west.  As winds bend more northeast to north, it’s possible to see that rain change to and end as some wet snow closer to the coast, but as of now, snow amounts look limited near/east of 495.  The bulk of the precipitation is over by kickoff, but some leftover flurries/drizzle is possible with temps in the mid 30s.  Go Pats!!!  We’ll keep an eye on it! 

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