With clouds on the rise, expect highs in the mid to upper 20s and light winds. There is snow on the way; let’s jump into the details.
Snow moves into the region from southwest to northeast this afternoon and early evening. It will continue throughout the night, with snow exiting from southwest to northeast during tomorrow’s morning commute.
Travel hazards are expected, particularly on untreated or poorly treated surfaces, for this evening’s rush hour for southern sections, and tomorrow morning’s rush hour for all. School delays aren’t out of the question for tomorrow morning, which would permit extra time to clear and treat roads for the buses as well as for those driving into school. Between this evening and tomorrow morning, caution should be exercised while driving. Slippery conditions may also develop on untreated sidewalks.
This is really more of a simple-but-difficult forecast than it seems on the surface. Most people are going to see either side of 3″ of snow.
However, in eastern Massachusetts, higher amounts will be possible along the coast as well as points adjacent to the west of where an inverted trough sets up. There is some uncertainty, as there always is, with where exactly the inverted trough sets up, but where it does set up as well as in nearby locations (most likely to the west), isolated amounts of near 6″ aren’t totally out of the question. We know that it’s likely to set up somewhere between Plymouth and Newburyport, but where exactly remains to be seen and so this will dictate who exactly sees the heaviest snow.
Have a great day and stay tuned for later updates!