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

BOSTON (CBS) – We will be glad to see this one go…This was truly a beast of a storm to forecast. Thankfully, the very heaviest of the snow is staying just offshore, just 25 to 50 miles offshore. Here is the latest…

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The back edge of the snowfall is making progress from west to east and is already tapering in parts of Worcester county…the last to see the snow come to an end with be the coastline and Cape Cod. The last flakes in Boston and extreme Eastern Massachusetts will end between noon and 2 p.m. Down on Cape Cod it may take until late afternoon before it completely tapers off.


A dusting to 2″ has already fallen in Central Massachusetts in Worcester County and Western Middlesex County and it is all but done there.

2″-4″ will do it for most of Eastern Mass. including Boston, some spot totals up to 5″ are possible over Cape Ann where a heavier band had setup for a while. In Southeastern Mass. including Cape Cod, 4″-6″ will fall and a few islolated areas will reach 7 or 8″.


There is no big concern for the coastline with this storm due to the wind direction being mainly north-northwest and relatively offshore…Winds certainly are gusty and will remain so through the afternoon. Winds will continue to gust 25-50mph along the Coast and 20-40 inland, causing some scattered damage to trees and powerlines.

This is by no means a major storm and truly cannot even be compared with last weeks blizzard. However through early afternoon travel will be difficult, especially near the Coast and over the Cape where wind will whip around the snow and cause very low visibility at times.

You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.

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