BOSTON (CBS) – Using alliteration to title the upcoming storm moving in tonight and lingering throughout the day on Wednesday.
Today will be calm with a partly sunny sky and highs around 40. Be careful this morning. Areas of dense fog have developed in some suburbs located northwest of 495 due to overnight cooling and the snow from the weekend. Snowmelt will continue ahead of out next weather maker.
It begins late Tuesday night and last through early Wednesday evening.
Tonight will begin with overcast skies before rain and snow moves in from the massive storm pummeling the Midwest to the Plains to the Deep South.
The rain-snow line will quickly move north of the Mass Pike until it reaches north-central Mass. high elevations of central Mass. and southern New Hampshire.
These areas will have a tough time overcoming the ‘cooler’ air which will support snow-sleet-mix for a longer period of time.
It may remain snow for southwestern New Hampshire the entire time. Where it stays cold enough far north and west of I-495 down to the Worcester Hills, a general 3-to-6 inches of heavy, wet snow will accumulate.
Isolated amounts up to 8 inches will be possible by Wednesday evening.
Farther north in ‘ski country’, there may be 6-to-12 inches of snow! Get those skis and sleds ready!
A Winter Storm Watch is in place north and west of 495, which will most likely be upgraded to a warning later today.
On Thursday and Friday, we will be under the control of an upper lever trough. This will kick-off a few rain-snow showers both days.
So, the beginning of March is arriving more as a ‘lamb’ than a ‘lion’. Highs will be around 40-to-45 both days.
The first weekend of March will be mainly dry and seasonable highs near 40.