Weekend storm: Parts of Massachusetts could see half a foot of snow
A storm on its way to move into Massachusetts this weekend is expected to bring snow, rain and strong wind gusts.
Friday will see steady rain through at least lunchtime, and misty and rainy conditions will continue into Saturday morning. Things will then dry out before an impactful storm arrives during the daylight hours on Sunday.
“We have rain and snow. Some areas are expecting snow. “I don’t expect coastal flooding, but the winds will be gusty,” Boston 25 meteorologist Sherri Speer said. She said in her latest predictions.
Spear shared an “early look” snow map Friday morning that showed a chance of a half-foot of snow in some parts of the Bay State.
“There’s no doubt we’ll have to make some adjustments over the next couple of days, but for your planning purposes, it looks like it’s less than 3 inches for much of southeastern Massachusetts, 3 to 6 inches north and 3 inches to the north.” “West of Taunton to Boston and the North Shore,” Spear said. “North and west of 495 and Massachusetts Pike – Best chance for 6 inches of snow. That’s because those spots stick with snow all the time even when you start Sunday with very little rain mixed in.
There will likely be more rain mixing during the day Sunday at points south of Massachusetts Pike and along the coast. Southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the islands, will start out with mainly rain before a late transition to snow.
“This change in snow doesn’t happen until later across Cape Cod and the islands, with little accumulation,” Spear said.
Temperatures will be mild enough during the day Sunday to limit snow accumulation in some areas, but overnight into Monday it could become a problem.
“Overnight into Monday morning, I think we’re going to have the real problems,” Speer said. “Monday morning flight will likely be slow.”
The snow is expected to taper off around midday Monday before dry and cold weather sets in by mid-week.
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