Up to 12 inches possible in the mass. – NBC Boston
We have a first alert for Friday due to heavy snowfall across much of New England. No damaging winds, no coastal flooding, just heavy snow that will make getting around difficult, especially in the morning.
When does the snow come?
Flurries are heading southwest to northeast overnight, with snow starting in Boston between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
The heaviest snowfall will be from 5 a.m. to noon. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely during the Friday morning work rush. Most snow is seen in Boston and along the Mass Pike until late morning.
A warmer air nose is starting to arrive from the south and will help turn the snow into a wintry mix or sleet. Even areas along the South Coast, Cape Town and Islands can change to rain for a short time in the afternoon. This will reduce snow totals. Meanwhile, it’s been snowing in northern New England all day. An easterly wind will also eat away at some of the snow potential around the immediate North Shore, South Shore and Boston coast.
We have a first alert for Friday due to heavy snowfall across much of New England. No damaging winds, no coastal flooding, just heavy snow that will make getting around difficult, especially in the morning. Here’s what you need to know.
The heavy snow decreases in the afternoon, but a few showers persist throughout the evening. Ocean effect snow showers persist on the South Rim, Cape Town and Islands through Saturday morning, bringing another 1″ of snow overnight. Watch for temperatures to drop by Friday evening, leading to widespread refreezing and a freezing Saturday morning.
How much snow do we get?
On the coast at Boston, North Rim, South Rim, Hartford, Providence, down to the coast of Maine, northern New Hampshire and Vermont could all see 4-7.” Merrimack Valley, along the Pike, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire, southern Maine and western Massachusetts can all expect 8 to 12 inches of snow Cape Cod, inland southern Rhode Island and Connecticut see 4 to 7 inches of wet snow and sleet 2 to 4 inches of snow then turning to rain on the Islands, Massachusetts South Coast, Rhode Island and Connecticut North of Mass Pike we expect a fluffier snow consistency, compared to Boston and the south where we will see a wetter snow consistency which also helps lower snow totals.
10 day outlook
We have a break from all the storms this weekend with plenty of sunshine both days and highs in the 30s. On Sunday there is a clipper system that will bring some snow squalls across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. After that, all of New England will experience wind and colder temperatures through Monday, with highs remaining in the 20s.
Another winter storm is building up on the snow just as we’ve tasted some of the warmer temperatures.
A few minor systems will pass next week, on a Tuesday night and another Wednesday night, giving us some early chances for snow. Temperatures stay in the 30s or 40s during the work week.
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