Messy Monday Morning

While for a handful it may be nice to see some of that white stuff on the ground just in time for the holidays…we’re unfortunately also seeing snow just in time for Monday morning traffic. While we won’t have to contend with incredible snowfall totals, we will have to deal with mess morning commutes and the definite possibility for slick spots. We’re also dealing with reduced visibility due to both snow & rain, in addition to patchy fog through the mid-morning hours.

Early morning commute before 7 AM look to be the most tricky throughout Southern New England. As we reach daybreak, we’ve already transitioned from snow over to rain for the coast & SE Mass. During this transition from snow to rain, periods of freezing rain look likely. Those north of the Mass. Pike and west of I-495 can anticipate the chance for snow later into the morning commute, and as we transition from snow to rain farther inland, we again see the potential for period of freezing rain. By 9AM most locations, even farther inland are seeing cold rain. So recapping, all of us on the coast and inland can expect a switch from snow to rain between 7-10AM. By 10 AM we’re dealing with potential for rain across the coast, Cape & Islands, but we should be dry farther inland.

Good news is we dry out pretty quickly! As we head into the lunch hour…we’ll catch a break from the cold & wet weather, and we could even see a few peaks of sunshine into the late afternoon.

The Pats game stays dry, with temps in dipping into the upper-30s for kickoff.

While we do have the chance for some light snow during the week, the main headline after this morning looks to be another blast of arctic air by the end of the week. Despite the cold air in place by Thursday and Friday, temperatures rebound in time for Saturday’s storm system. This will again allow a transition from snow to ice…and back over to cold rain.

Drive safely this morning!!

Meteorologist Wren Clair