Nuisance... But Certainly No Blizzard
Posted by Chris Lambert
The forecast for this storm has been quite challenging to say the least, but the trend has been our friend the last 24 hours, and that trend has been to reduce snowfall amounts.
I don't have any major updates this morning regarding snow totals, although, one thing I do see is this being a long drawn out event. One that doesn't completely leave us until tomorrow night. With that said, for most, this is a nuisance storm rather than a classic blockbuster.
Storm Bullet Points:
-Showers and wet snow start between 4-7PM today
-Rain and snow becoming steadier overnight.... rain near the coast, including Boston, and could sneak as far inland as the 128/495 belts briefly.
-After midnight, the rain/snow line works back toward the coast. With temps near or above freezing, most main roads stay wet.
-Wet snow for many tomorrow morning, then on and off wet snow in the afternoon. Won't total much with temps in the mid 30s.
-Could be periodic snow showers with temps near 32 or below tomorrow evening... that could slicken roads.
- Coastal flooding not a major concern. Minor coastal flooding or splash-over possible near high tide at 10AM Sunday.
-Winds gust 30-40mph tomorrow at the coast, but not nearly as windy as the last two weekend storms.
When it's all said and done, snow totals add up to 4-8" of snow along and outside 495, north of the Mass Pike, with the highest totals across the higher elevations of northern Worcester County and southern NH. 2-4" in the Boston metro area, and less south of the city. That 2-4" in the Boston area is mainly on top of the decks, grassy areas and car tops. With temps above freezing, snow will melt and have a tough time piling up on the roads. That'll actually prove true for most other areas as well. Should be a quick clean-up overall, but the salt and sand are likely required Sunday night as temps dip below freezing and left over snow showers still fly.
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