Snow, Rain To Be Nuisance For Evening Commute

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Executive Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – The light rain and snow continues to fall across southern New England, but there are very few reports of any accumulation and certainly nothing on roads.

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Closer to the coastline, rain will mix with snow as temperatures will be a bit higher due to a mild ocean influence. No travel issues are expected.

Two things should happen after dark.

First, the precipitation will becoming more confined to the south of Boston, with very little action to the north.

Second, the rain-snow mix should change to mainly snow to the south and with the loss of daylight some light accumulations are likely.

I don’t see this as a big deal and I think for the most part, this will just be a nuisance for the evening commute.

It may take a few hours after dark for any accumulation to start and then once it does, the snow will taper later tonight.

So, I wouldn’t expect much more than a coating to an inch or at most two inches from Boston to the south tonight.

The bigger story (but still not a major story) might end up being black ice for all of southern New England.

Temperatures will drop below freezing overnight and ice up non-treated surfaces.

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