Get Ready For The Ride

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WBZ-TV's Danielle Niles Danielle Niles
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What a beautiful day yesterday! I went for a walk with my sister along the Charles and we weren’t the only ones out and about soaking up the warm air. Everyone seemed to have an extra pep in their step! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy it too because the unseasonably cold air has returned…at least for a couple days.

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A cold front came through overnight and now sits to our south.  Behind it, a northwest wind between 10-20 mph this afternoon will add a chill to the air making it feel like the 20s despite the sunshine.

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Tomorrow morning, scattered snow showers will develop during the pre-dawn hours and last until about midday (mixed with raindrops in southeast MA).  I’m not expecting a big impact on the morning commute, but don’t be surprised to see pockets of light snow result in a few slippery spots during rush hour.  Accumulations will be light; expect scattered coatings to 1″, with a few communities in central MA (hilly terrain) picking up as much as 2″.

The snow showers are actually a push of mild air trying to come back to the Northeast.  We’ll be around 40 Monday before climbing into the 50s on Tuesday!  After that, all eyes will be on a developing Nor’easter.  Three days out from the onset of this event, there is obvious uncertainty in the exact track of the low, but I can tell you that confidence is growing for a midweek storm.  At this point, it looks like we may be mild enough to start as rain for most of us on Wednesday afternoon…but as colder air wraps around the backside of the storm, a changeover to snow would occur for everyone as the storm center goes by Wednesday night into Thursday.  While it’s too early to give exact snowfall amounts (hence no numbers on the map), latest guidance suggests a significant snowfall for central/northern New England with the most snow in southern New England along and outside of 495. There are a lot of details to be ironed out with this one…and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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Barry is in with an update tonight and I’ll be covering for Todd tomorrow – so I’ll see you in the morning!

-Danielle

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