By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – A major winter mess is on the way over the next three days.

If you haven’t had a chance to get the snow off your roof or make some extra space in your driveway, do it as soon as possible!

Two storms are headed straight for New England this week.


Start Time: 5-9am Tuesday (light from 5-7…steadier by 9am)

End Time: 7-9pm Tuesday

Precipitation Type: All snow from Plymouth to Providence northward, some mix/rain South Coast and Cape Cod

Snow Amounts: A widespread 6-9″ of snow from Boston north and west…3-6” south of Boston to Plymouth…1-3” south of Plymouth to Cape

Commute(s) affected: latter half of Tuesday AM…All of Tuesday Evening

Other Concerns: Very few. Not much wind, no coastal issues

Watch Todd Gutner’s forecast


Start Time: 4-6am Wednesday

End Time: 4-6pm Wednesday…later in the evening, a final burst of snow (an additional inch or two) around midnight

Precipitation Type: Mainly snow north of Mass Pike…Snow and Icy Mix Near and just South of Pike…Rain/Icy Mix from Plymouth southward to Cape Cod

Snow Amounts: 9-12″ North Mass Pike…12″-15″ in Northern Mass (N. Worcester, N. Middlesex and SW New Hampshire)…6-9″ Just South of Boston…3-6″ South Shore to Plymouth…1-3” South Plymouth to Canal

Commute(s) affected: Wednesday morning & Wednesday evening (BIG TIME), Thursday morning (cleanup)

Commute(s) affected: Late Wednesday morning, Wednesday evening (BIG TIME), and Thursday morning (the clean up)

Other Concerns: The tides are just a minor concern. High tides are at 10:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday, only minor splash over and flooding. Winds will be gusty (25-50 mph) at the coast on Wednesday, otherwise the main issue is the amount of snow and ice. Ice could accumulate in spots where it persists, near or just south of Boston most likely.

Comments (26)
  1. Kathy Nolan Deschenes says:

    Pitchers and catchers report in TWO weeks!

  2. Annmarie says:

    lets hope this is last storm for a break for now
    i just finish plowing my yard for oil man and rest of the drveway
    too much work with this snow,

  3. Peg says:

    Snow rake your roofs if you haven’t already, people. There are ice dams going into people’s homes already. My friend’s kitchen ceiling is ruined with water damage.

  4. Wizard says:

    I just love snow.
    It’s so pretty and white…

  5. John says:

    You CAN fix the root of your ice dam problem….. Insulate your attic properly so the heat does not enter the attic and melt the snow during the day and freeze it at night. Call Air Sealing America in Concord, MA they do a great job of eliminating this issue. (I do not own this business, I am just aware of their excellent work)

  6. Patty says:

    Enough is enough. How long till spring??

  7. Jake says:

    This is New England folks, and this is what we live for! A season to remember for sure. You’re never too old to enjoy a winter wonderland!

  8. Aline says:

    This winter = the blizzard of ’78 only longer.

  9. TiaMaria says:

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
    But the fire is so delightful,
    And since we have no place to go,
    F the snow, F the snow, F the snow………….

    1. sam hate snow says:

      Thanks for the laugh,

  10. Flying Kiwi says:

    Mother nature Thanks for the winter wonderland but … Enough already!!

  11. Jon says:

    WBZ…. Send me to Florida to escape the snow!

  12. Glenna says:

    Not as young as I used to be….used to like it now?

  13. peter Keelan says:

    Ok, I know that it is winter and that we will get snow but the second coming of the Ice Age is not what I expected

  14. Paul Buckley says:

    Oh yeah, this’ll be fun

  15. dumbrecordedmessage says:

    School cancellation calls coming at 5 again! Yippee

  16. macmum says:

    Holy Cow! With the hubby recovering from a heart attack, I’ve become the snow blowing queen this year! When will the madness end? There’s no place left to the blow the stuff to – the piles in my yard are at least 5-6ft high!

  17. Heather says:

    So I have a question for you meteorologists at CBS. You say 6-9″ for the North Shore, then 9-12″, and then you total it for us as 16-20″. Don’t you mean 15-21″? I mean…it really is not that hard to add numbers.

  18. Nancy O says:


  19. X says:

    Wow..bitter or what?

  20. Jack Bejoy says:

    Global Warming right?

  21. Brittany says:

    snowmobile to work…?

  22. Harry Mann Jr. says:

    What is the chance of both storms missing us and what does it have to do for them to miss?

  23. Gus says:

    Some guy has a website where he aims to grade the local forecasters. He tracks the various snowfall predictions for each weather outlet. Kind of neat:

  24. Carney says:

    Why is it necessary to have a special news report run for an hour repeating, repeating, repeating how much snow we had, or when they tell you to stay home a d all your reporters are standing in the streets telling us how bad everything is and to stay home!!!! It’s ridiculous.

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