Last Wednesday, the region received some showers and boomers as an introduction to a spell of hot and humid weather from last Thursday through yesterday. Today, we’re getting wet as an introduction to a spell of mild and dry weather starting tonight and ending this Thursday afternoon.
Clearly this is not a storm to be taken lightly. If you have not already completed your storm preparations you should do so immediately.
We are still expecting a widespread 18-to-24 inches or more from this storm, with some isolated areas possibly getting 30 inches.
This could turn out to be a top 5 snowstorm for Boston. There have only been 6 other storms (on record since 1892) when Boston has received 20+ inches of snow from one storm.
The snowstorm Friday will be big, but will it be historic and rival some of the legendary storms of Boston’s past? The short answer is it just might.
There will be no hype here, just the plain old facts as we see them right now, about 72 hours ahead of any sort of storm on Friday.
We are in for one heck of a ride in the next 24-48 hours, the classic New England-style roller coaster complete with warnings signs and all.
There will be a biting, gusty wind for most of tonight and again tomorrow night, producing wind chill values near 20 below in the northern and western burbs.
At this point, two coastal spots seem most likely to be affected – first, the seacoast of southern New Hampshire down to Cape Ann and second, the South Shore down to Cape Cod
By rush hour it should be snowing just about everywhere with a rain/snow mix along the immediate coastline.