Minor Snow Accumulations From Boston To Worcester Likely Overnight

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – January is coming to an end with just 6.8” of snowfall thus far in the city of Boston.

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We will have one final opportunity to add to that lean total tonight and early on Tuesday morning. Believe it or not, the storm system that will be responsible for the snow will be located way out west, in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

A long frontal boundary (warm front) will extend outward from its center and pass through New England. This will not only bring the chance of snowfall but also bring in much milder air for the midweek.

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The timeline for the snow is mainly after midnight tonight and most will fall north of the Mass Pike.

Light to at times moderate snow from Boston to Worcester northward is likely just after midnight through most of the morning commute, tapering off after 7 or 8 a.m. South of the Pike, just a few scattered or stray snow flurries are possible.

As for snow accumulation, it won’t be much at all. We are forecasting a dusting to an inch from the Mass Pike north into Southern New Hampshire.

There could be a few isolated locations (elevated) which receive as much as an inch and a half. Farther north into Central and Northern New England, there will be a bit more precipitation and some of the mountains may see upwards of 3” or a touch more.

Thereafter, the milder air works in. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 40s Tuesday afternoon, and low to mid 50s Wednesday.

There are a few chances later this week and over the weekend at more significant storms but many weather models as of this morning are pushing these storms well to our south, far enough to miss Southern New England.

The timeframe for these potential storms would be Thursday night and again late on Saturday or during Sunday, but again, as of today it does not appear likely that we will be affected in a major way by either one.

You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.


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