Yup... It's Still Winter
Posted by Chris Lambert
Snow flakes fall from the sky today, but they won't collectively amount to a lot A coating to an inch or two for many spots west of Boston from mid morning on. That's on top of the 1-2" of snow that fell overnight in parts of Worcester County. As temps hover in the upper 30s this afternoon, we should have just mainly wet roads as a few raindrops mix in the the snow showers.
Winds turn north tonight and that'll send temps well below freezing. Roads become slick as light snow has a much easier time sticking. The trickiest travel will be after midnight as snow increases once again as an ocean storm develops along a front to the east of us. This ocean storm will be a powerful one by tomorrow, but the track of it is just far enough offshore to allow us a glancing blow and not an all out nor'easter. With that said, we'll still have to deal with snow and wind.
The forecasted snow totals are tricky at this point, but the more likely set-up provides Boston with another 3-4" of fluffy snow, 1-3" west of Route 128 and 4-6" across SE Mass, with up to 6-8" across the Cape and Islands. If the track is a bit closer to the coast, these numbers slide up, if it's farther out to sea, these numbers slide down. You now how it goes around here, the track is everything. We'll also deal with a biting north wind tomorrow, gusts past 30mph and highs only in the 20s.
After this storm, the next several days look relatively quiet with temps in the 30s and 40s and just some rain/snow showers late Tuesday/Tuesday night.
Enjoy the weekend and upcoming school vacation!