More Snow Ahead
Posted by Chris Lambert
Tricky storm with rain/snow/sleet lines, but here are my latest thoughts:
-Starts well after the evening commute Monday... between 9PM-Midnight from southwest to northeast.
-Initial burst of precip is mostly snow, even at the coast, and possibly the Cape too from Midnight-7AM.
-Snow turns to rain quickly at the coast, around the time of the Tue AM commute
-Despite turning to rain in Boston before/near the commute, the 3-4" that falls by the change-over time of 7-8AM, creates a slushy/slick mess
-Between 128 and 495, the morning commute features snow, heavy at times, and treacherous traveling. The mix there starts near commutes end. (10AM)
-Northwest of 495, the cold holds and it's mainly snow, from Worcester, points north through the morning. Change to sleet/frz rain there in the PM.
-Onshore winds are strong Tuesday morning, but not nearly as strong or as prolonged as last storm
-High tides also astronomically low... coastal flooding won't be nearly as extensive as last storm. Minor erosion/splash over still possible, but no major threats.
Snow totals... Look under "special map" for more
-South Shore coast... 1-3" change to rain by the AM commute. 2-4" interior SE Mass
-North Shore coast... 2-4" with 4-6" just several miles inland
-Boston will pick up 2-4" in the city, but up to 4-6" from Newton to Arlington and nearby towns/cities just outside Boston
-Route 128 belt features many towns picking up 4-6" before the mix with sleet and rain
-495 belt/Worcester features many towns picking up 6-8" of snow before a mix with sleet and perhaps some rain by mid-afternoon
-North of Worcester and just north and west 495 features 8-12" of snow with minimal mixing.