Here is this evening’s update on the incoming winter weather event. This forecast is mainly tweaks, but important tweaks.
Snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain.
Precipitation enters the region as snow tomorrow morning (except in far southern New England where it begins as rain). While the coast will be changed to rain by late morning, areas in northern MA and points further north will not change over until around the evening. Mixed precip spreads north during the late morning into early-mid afternoon and then rain then makes its way north. Freezing rain is likely in parts of northern and western MA tomorrow afternoon and evening as well, and there is a chance that interior northeast MA could waffle between plain rain and freezing rain for a bit. Precipitation then exits during the overnight hours with lingering showers (mainly rain) possible tomorrow morning.
The morning commute may see somewhat of an impact, but late morning is where things begin to get dicey. It’s likely, that schools in northern MA and points north see either an early release or a day off from school, with the timing not exactly helping – school could probably be snuck in, but the commute home has the potential for trouble, so unless the forecast busts significantly, I can see many districts playing it safe and calling school off. The only reason I am not overly confident is because we have seen several similar systems bust too high in terms of the forecast, so I’m going to back off from an aggressive snow day prediction and just say that while there’s a good chance school is closed in northern MA and many points north, be prepared for any possibility.
Regardless, the afternoon and evening look like a travel nightmare, even as precipitation changes in type.