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As Spring Arrives, Say It Ain’t ‘Snow’

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Executive Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) – The first full day of spring and snow is falling across much of the area.

The snow today will be mainly a nuisance for most, but will accumulate to plowable amounts in areas north and west of 495 and Route 2.

The snow will be steadiest and heaviest through 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. and then taper off as some light rain during the evening commute.

Accumulations will be an inch or less in the Boston area and locations south of the Mass Pike.

There could be an inch or two, mainly on grassy surfaces in the immediate northern and western suburbs of Boston.

The “jackpot” will be in parts of Northern Worcester County and Southwest New Hampshire, as well as Western Massachusetts where 2-5″ of snow will accumulate. That’s certainly enough to rev up the plows once again.

Temperatures are in the low to mid 30s, so the snow will be very heavy and wet and will have a hard time sticking and accumulating on warmer surfaces, like the pavement.

A nice break on Tuesday is short lived as we are watching yet another wintry storm for later on Wednesday.

This one will track to our south Wednesday night and it is the track that is the key.

A closer track would mean heavier snow Wednesday night into early Thursday. Several inches are possible under this scenario.

A slightly more southerly track would mean just a fringe and some light snow across the area. Either way, it needs to be monitored and could make for an ugly Thursday morning commute.

 

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