Posted by Pete Bouchard
Major storm erupting far offshore. Pressure has been dropping like a rock as it intensifies. Why does that matter to us? We're in its shockwave, and the result has been an intense precipitation.
Over the next few hours, snow will continue to hammer the interior while rain takes the coast. As the storm rounds Martha's Vineyard near midnight, the rain will get pushed down to Cape Cod...slowly at first, then it comes on at a frenzied pace. For that reason, we do have accumulating snow for the immediate South Shore and the Cape.
Snowfall rates will continue to average around 1" per hour in parts of SE Mass. through this evening. Obviously, plows will have a hard time keeping up. Take it slow and easy.
Wrapup on the storm is well after midnight. These storms have a way of sticking around and throwing snow back well after 'last call'. We may even see some flakes predawn on Cape Cod. Also on the backside: howling winds. Storms of this nature hurl a lot of wind around, so gusts will probably exceed 45-50 mph on Cape. Hang on tight!
Tomorrow's a cold one. Pats game will be bone-chiling and windy. Temps in the upper 20s, wind chills in the teens. Dress for success to hold off hypothermia.
More updates this evening!