Wow—–it appears winter is not broken as a decent winter storm affects the region today. Thankfully it’s a weekend (less of an impact than a weekday storm) and the storm is a fast mover…so fast that many cities & towns already picked up 1-3″ of snow by 8am! Like many other storms this winter, our storm has no arctic air to play with so rain/snow lines are in play this morning. In fact, that rain/snow line is charging up the South Shore and should reach metro Boston later this morning and perhaps push even out into metrowest/north shore by midday. The intensity of the precipitation will also ramp down around midday further allowing the mild ocean air to penetrate up near the MA/NH border so look for light snow to mix with & change to light rain/freezing drizzle for much of the region.
This step-down in precipitation will also allow for fair travel later this morning and for much of the afternoon. It’s been awhile since we’ve dealt with wintry precipitation so allow for extra travel time today. After 4pm, the caboose of the storm will swing through the region with a renewed burst of light snow for the area. Most towns are likely to pick up between 1-2″ of snow with this caboose. Travel is likely to be slick for a few hours early this evening but I don’t see a reason to cancel plans as the light snow is done by 7-8pm.
Tomorrow is a great winter day here in New England with sunshine (grab the shades as it will be wicked bright with that new snow) and seasonal temps—awesome for skiing & sledding with the kiddos! Monday is colder with sun fading behind clouds. Tuesday is tricky as weather models continue to advertise a powerhouse ocean storm—-the placement of the storm has been wobbly the past few days. As of no it appears a band of steady snow and wind is possible across coastal New England. We’ll know more on this potential storm by later today and tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!