BOSTON (CBS) – All weather models are now showing a major storm for southern New England Sunday afternoon into Monday.
Check: Seven Day Forecast
We are still 72 hours away from any flakes flying and there is still plenty of room for change in track and intensity, but we now feel more confident than ever that we may be in for our first major Nor’easter of the season.
Watch Barry Burbank’s Forecast
The best estimation at a start time would be midday Sunday or perhaps sometime Sunday afternoon.
The heaviest snow and strongest winds would likely be Sunday night into Monday morning.
If the storm comes together the way it is now modeled to, we could be looking at near a foot or more of snow in some locations, blizzard-like conditions at times early on Monday and winds gusting over 50 miles per hour.
The coastline will also be a concern. Tides are building next week and are astronomically fairly high. Coastal flooding and erosion will also need to be monitored.
Again, I will stress that there is still a decent amount of variation in our weather models.
The exact track and form this storm takes will need to be tweaked in the coming hours and days.
However, everyone should begin to prepare for what could be our first major snowfall of the season.
Read: WBZ-TV Weather Blog
Can anyone remember the last big storm we had here?
You have to go all the way back to March 1st for the last measurable snowfall in Boston, a whopping 293 days ago.
In fact we are just 10 days shy of the record for consecutive snowless days in Boston set back in 1999-2000. But it now appears like that record will not be broken.
Also keep in mind, the Patriots play the Green Bay Packers in Foxboro Sunday night at 8:20.