By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

That was a powerful storm that rolled through today…over an inch of rain, gusts to 50 mph and several heavy inches of snow to the north and west.  In the end most will remember this storm by the wind and rain and both are tapering off this evening as the most intense part of the storm moves north of us.  But it is just a part of the storm…a couple of more pieces still have to rotate through over the next two days before the pattern becomes a bit more favorable.

The a very weak surface low driven by the upper level energy is still back to our west…this will pass overhead tomorrow afternoon firing rain showers for most as temps climb into the middle 40s.  The low will slide offshore tomorrow night and the upper level energy will energize a trough hanging back over Southern New England.  This will keep precip falling through very early Friday morning.  That precip will flip from rain to snow as darkness sets in tomorrow evening.  At first surface temps will be too warm for snow to accumulate but as the night progresses temps will slide through the 30s and become more favorable for some minor snow accumulations.  By Friday morning, a coating to two inches will be possible throughout most of Central and Eastern MA.  The most likely locals to pick up the two inches will be higher elevations in Southern Worcester County.  Most of the snow should be gone in time for the morning commute but some snow covered or slushy roads may slow you down.

The storm will continue to pull away from us but it won’t get too far…stalling off to our east…keeping us in a breezy and chilly pattern through the weekend and into early next week.  At least the storms will avoid us for the first weekend in a while!


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