Ho Ho Ho
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
While it's fairly common to have snow on the ground around these parts on Christmas morning (Sorry Cape Cod, maybe not for you) it is somewhat uncommon for it to actually be snowing on Christmas morning. It will be snowing tomorrow morning and thankfully for those of us that have to work/travel it will not be a major snowstorm---rather, a Johnny Mathis/Andy Williams type snowfall----light, fluffy & pretty.
It actually starts just after midnight in the Worcester hills & reaches metro Boston/ north shore around 5am--bout the time the jolly fat man bounces to the west coast! Along the south shore & out onto the Cape/Islands it will be in the form of light rain for much of the morning but as the entire system is departing tomorrow afternoon it will even end as some flurries down toward Plymouth & Bourne. Most towns pick up a coating to an inch---some isolated 2" amounts are likely.
Wednesday is dry for most of the day with clouds owning much of the sky for most of the day. Those clouds will be in advance of a bigger (badder) storm that will arrive by mid evening. This storm will start (briefly for Boston-south) as snow, then change to rain by the end of the storm on Thursday afternoon. The area between the MA Pike & Rt 2 will be a struggle for the rain to takeover Thursday morning, so plan on several hours of sleet/freezing rain before changing over to rain late Thursday morning. Along & north of Rt2 it will be mostly snow late Wednesday & into Thursday. All in all, a sloppy day for Thursday.
More on that storm tomorrow night.