White to Wet to Warm
Posted by Chris Lambert
As of this writing, the radar is breaking out, showing snowflakes for many. That on and off light snow will continue throughout most of the day with a transition to raindrops near the coast, especially across SE Mass. We won't pick up a lot of snow, but a coating to an inch could create some slippery spots, especially since temps are running at or below freezing.
The added concern this afternoon is that as snow transitions over to drizzle near the coast, it actually transitions to freezing drizzle well inland. Outside 495, across northern Worcester County, a winter weather advisory is in place through tonight for a glaze of ice on top of light snow accumulations that will likely create slick roads.
So what about the warm-up? Yes, it's still coming, in fact, the warm air pushing into the cold air in place is the reason for our snow and freezing drizzle issues. Eventually the warm air completely scours out the cold and we'll be back into the 50s tomorrow and all the way to 60 by Tuesday. A couple showers roll through overnight tomorrow and Wednesday morning, otherwise the work-week coming up is storm free.
December overall does start off warm, but a return to colder and stormier weather may return after the first 7-10days.