The remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea rolled through Massachusetts Friday into Saturday, dumping heavy rain across the region. Here are the rain totals courtesy of Rob Macedo, the SKYWARN Coordinator for the National Weather Service in Taunton:
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.
This storm is a long duration event lasting 36-to-48 hours total.
This winter storm will mean several things for Southern New England…Heavy, wet snow, heavy rain/mix, damaging winds, coastal flooding and beach erosion.
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.
This storm will include a plethora of weather conditions – heavy, wet snow inland, heavy rain for the Cape and Islands, damaging winds, and coastal issues.
The coast will be dealing with a rain-mix throughout this storm with heavy, wet snow falling away from the coast.
There will be the potential of 6-to-12+ inches of snow, but the question remains ‘where’ that will fall.
We are bracing for yet another winter storm including heavy snow, rain, damaging winds, and coastal concerns.