Stormy Pattern Into Thursday Morning

After a trace to an inch of snow  last night, it didn’t take long for the somewhat milder air turn the snow over to either rain or freezing rain. Milder air and rain inside 495 pretty much took care of the coating to inch of snow, while temps near/below freezing west of 495 keep slushy side roads and a few icy spots in the driveway first thing this morning deep inland.  Even west of 495, going into this event, the ground was relatively warm, so main roads should be ok with little in the way of ice.  Just watch out on some bridges and overpasses and some of the back roads for some slick spot.  

Temps warm above freezing for all of us by this afternoon with mid 30s holding on deep inland as Boston heads for the mid 40s this afternoon and southeast Mass warms into the lower 50s. Patchy drizzle and scattered showers continue through the day.  All of us head for the 50s tonight as mild air, a gusty wind and scattered downpours push in. Don’t be surprised to hear some thunder overnight and gusty winds may wake you up as winds gust past 40mph.  In fact, gusts 50-60mph are possible overnight and Thursday, especially over Southeast Mass.  About 1-1.5" of rain fall by tomorrow morning with most of the rain done by 8am.  

Cooler weather prevails Friday and Saturday before temps bounce back to near 50 Sunday and Monday.  The pattern to end the week and head into the weekend looks quiet with dry weather. 

Careful driving this morning… wet roads and road spray will slow the commute down.  Same goes for this evening’s commute. 

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