Posted by Pete Bouchard
First wave of precipitation is moving through as of this typing. Initially it grabs your attention as snow (some moderate), then a switchover to rain within a couple of hours. This was supposed to be our time to 'make hay' with the snow. As we've discovered, the southeast wind this afternoon boosted temps to the mid 30s, so even with the numbers slumping a little this evening, accumulations are minimal.
This is the sloppy part of the storm. Our rain/snow line will move up just north of Boston and Worcester and hover there for the night. South of that imaginary line, it should be rain. North it's snow - and possibly some sleet. All of it tapers by morning as the precipitation moves off to the east.
Then we get a brief morning lull with some intermittent snowshowers.
No later than mid morning the next phase of this storm system will engage. This will predominately be snow as the storm will be east and the colder air begins to shuffle in. (Harlem-style if you want.) Rest of the day and afternoon, light snow will take over.
When the dust settles, this is the end result:
Still some splashover at high tide along the coast tomorrow morning, but it won't be much. Winds aren't all that impressive either. Gusts could touch 30mph on the Cape/Islands tomorrow.
Another update late tonight.