BOSTON (WHDH) - People in parts of Massachusetts will have to switch from umbrellas to shovels on Friday as the rain transitions to snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of central, eastern, and western Massachusetts through 12 p.m. on Friday.
— Jackie Layer 7News (@JackieLayerOn7) October 29, 2020
Remnants of Hurricane Zeta moved south of New England on Thursday, drawing in tropical moisture to the region that will continue to produce locally heavy rain.
The rain will transition over to snow around 5 a.m. Friday in Northern Worcester County and Southwestern New Hampshire before making its way to the Boston area around 9 a.m.
Snow is expected to move out in the afternoon.
Rain tonight flips to snow early Friday morning (between 4-7am). Pretty good burst of snow from about 7-11am. 1" or less in Boston. 1-2" between Rt 128 & 495. Highest amounts in higher elevations of Worcester county. Slick travel in some spots, especially outside Rt. 128. #7news pic.twitter.com/JEW1qa96Ez
— Jeremy Reiner (@jreineron7) October 29, 2020
Parts of Western Massachusetts and Worcester County are expected to get between 2 and 4 inches of snow.
Most of North Shore, Metro Boston, and the Springfield-area are projected to get a coating to 2 inches with no accumulation in the majority of South Shore, Cape Cod, and the Islands.
Impacts from snow increasing a bit from yesterday — slightly higher totals could lead to some slick travel Friday morning.
Still thinking biggest impact for many is soaking rains. Watch for street ponding with leaves clogging storm drains. pic.twitter.com/PHgKfPBjjl
— Josh Wurster (@joshwurster_) October 29, 2020
Motorists are being urged to use caution and plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
Halloween on Saturday is looking to be chilly but dry with high temperatures in the mid-40s.
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