As Red Sox Nation can finally rest and get some sleep, Mother Nature is about to wake up.
Snow totals are widely variable throughout the region with just a few inches in some areas all the way up 12-to-24 inches in parts of Worcester County and southeastern Massachusetts.
A fresh layer of several inches of snow will coat the ground and many roads by Friday morning’s commute, leading to some tricky and treacherous travel. Snow will continue all morning and finally begin to taper off during Friday afternoon.
The greatest concern with this event will be along the coastline. There will likely be a significant impact for the entire Massachusetts coast with severe beach erosion and flooding.
Clearly this is not a storm to be taken lightly. If you have not already completed your storm preparations you should do so immediately.
A few ocean-effect snowflakes will be around this morning just to lead the way to the huge storm that will ‘bomb-out’ by this evening.
The two storms are getting ready to phase into one massive storm. This storm will be the culprit of heavy snow, potential moderate to major coastal flooding, adn tropical storm to hurricane force wind gusts~ This storm will literally ‘pack a powerful punch’!
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.