We haven’t had much snow and ice so far this year, and although it wasn’t a blockbuster, we certainly had enough snow and ice last night to create slick travel conditions. 1.5″-2.5″ of snow fell throughout much of eastern Mass with 3-4″ amounts adding up northwest of 495. Add on a layer of sleet and freezing rain, and many of us still have slushy or icy driveways this morning. While most of the main roads today start off just wet, secondary roads and untreated surfaces are still slick inland as temps have barely hit the freezing mark.
Don’t expect a huge surge in temps today as the climb is slow and steady for many. Highs late this afternoon range from near 40 north of Boston to the mid 40s in the city to low to mid 50s over far Southeast Mass. Showers and drizzle are in and out through the day with some afternoon lulls likely. The breeze picks up across far southeast Mass too, gusting 35-45mph across the Cape and Islands.
A batch of showers move through this evening and then we dry out overnight with temps falling back toward freezing after midnight.
Cold air continues to pour in tomorrow, so despite starting near 30 degrees in the morning, that’s where we hang out through midday before falling into the 20s mid to late afternoon.
Tuesday we track cold air and a bit of light snow or flurries in here for the afternoon. It’s a weak system, but it’s possible to catch a coating or inch or two of fluffy snow.
The story of the week will be the cold though by Thursday morning. Arctic air pours in, dropping air temps to near 0 Thursday morning with wind chills near -20!
Have a good Sunday.
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