BOSTON (CBS) – The forecast models seem to be coming into a bit more of an agreement on a nor’easter event for all of southern New England Wednesday night into Thursday.
While some details still need to be worked out and the exact track is still somewhat of an unknown, it appears we will be in for yet another significant blow from Mother Nature this winter.
Start time would be Wednesday afternoon and it would be an all snow event for most of the interior, north and west of Boston.
There will likely be some mixing with rain in southeastern Massachusetts and along the immediate coastline, perhaps as far north as Boston.
The peak of the storm will be Wednesday night into Thursday morning, something like 10 p.m.-to-10 a.m.
Overnight, the rain-snow line will likely collapse back southward switching everyone who was getting rain over to snow.
The heaviest accumulation looks to be from Boston north and west (into Middlesex and Worcester Counties as well as southern New Hampshire). In these locations we could easily see a foot of snow, perhaps several inches more than that.
Snow accumulation will happen later over southeastern Mass. and Cape Cod, but several inches are possible down there as well on Thursday morning.
Strong northeast winds will also be a factor, especially along the coast and on the Cape and we will have to keep a close eye on the high tide at 5 a.m. Thursday for minor to moderate coastal flooding. Thankfully the tides are not too astronomically high.
There is still plenty of time for wobbles in the track, but, as of right now, it appears we are in for another big one.