Snowy Start

The first widespread (including inside 495 to Boston) plowable is upon us this morning as a solid punch of snow works in from our south and west. With some much cold air in place, the bulk of what falls this morning will be snow for most towns away from the coast as several inches pile up. With that said, milder air does work in from southeast to northwest mid to late morning, changing snow to rain through much of southeast Mass and along the coast. Snow totals range from around 2″ in far Southeast Mass, to near 4″ along the 95 stretch, to 4-6″ northwest of I-95.  Travel will be tough through the morning, but improving this afternoon as the snow/freezing drizzle and drizzle taper off.

Most of the precipitation is done by 1 or 2pm, yielding a drying trend mid afternoon into the evening. Since temps never get above freezing inland, untreated surfaces remain slick. In addition, there will be a few hours late this afternoon and early this evening, when the sub freezing temps push back toward Boston, allowing for a refreeze of the slush/puddles. Careful of the refreeze/flash freeze potential later.

Temps then rise overnight tonight and warm into the upper 40s to mid 50s for Sunday. We’ll get some melting done for sure Sunday with showers moving in as well, especially midday/afternoon.

The milder air won’t last long through as Sunday night features another refreeze and highs don’t get out of the 20s Monday.

Have a good weekend!