Posted by Chris Lambert
Rain, wind and snow to deal with today, so let's get right to it.
The morning is mainly dry, although by 9-10AM, SE mass will see a few showers roll in. Rain and some snow kick in on average around Noon for many. Earlier south of the Pike, later north. As precip overspreads the area, temps slide from the low to mid 40s, back into the mid to upper 30s, allowing for even a few flakes to mix in in Boston. I don't expect any accumulation in the city, however, a slushy coating to an inch on grassy surfaces is certainly possible along and west of Rt. 128. In fact, enough cold air holds in across Worcester County to produce 1-3" of snow outside 495, with the highest totals across the higher terrain. With late afternoon/evening temps near freezing outside 495, some slippery roads are likely to be an issue late-day and overnight.
The other thing we need to watch for are the strong winds. Winds pick up out of the NNE, gusting at times to 50-60mph across the Cape and Islands, 40-50mph across the rest of the coast and 30-40mph inland. The good news is that the high tide that occurs around 5PM is astronomically low, so I don't expect much coastal flooding. Just some minor splash over.