By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV


It’s a Leap Year so we have 3 days of February remaining.

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February 2012 will go down as one of the top 5 warmest Februarys on record.

In addition, this February will go down in the record books as the least (or one of the least) snowy on record.

It depends if we get any measurable precipitation before midnight on Wednesday, the last day of February.

Watch Melissa’s forecast:

It’s a record-setting month!  Yes, I did mention ‘snow’, and it’s heading this way just in time for March to make its debut.

Today will be sunny before clouds roll in this evening.

A spot sprinkle is possible this evening as a weak, moisture-starved cold front sweeps across New England.

High temperatures will be mild as they climb in between 45-50F.

Tuesday will be sunny and breezy with seasonable high temperatures in the lower to middle 40s.

A storm system heads this way on Wednesday and Thursday.

The trickiest part of this storm is the track, which will determine the precipitation type.

If it takes a more southerly track, this will be mainly a snow event for the entire viewing area.

There is potential for at least a few inches of snow.

We will be keeping a close eye on this storm.

A brighter sky will return on Friday with highs in the upper 30s.

First weekend of March 2012 … It is going to kick-off wet and warm on Saturday. Then, Sunday will be more seasonable along with partly sunny skies along with the chance of a few flurries due to an upper level trough.

Extra Tidbits…**Meteorological Spring begins this Thursday, March 1.  **Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on Sunday, March 11…turn clocks AHEAD 1 hour (‘Spring’ ahead).

~Melissa :)

Comments (10)
  1. Edward says:

    Hi Melissa Thank you for the blog this early in the day,you seem to be leaning towards a milder solution later this week.most other outlets are saying all snow,is there something you see that that would make this milder than others are calling for? thanks again for the update.

  2. hopeimwrongjj says:

    THE POTENTIAL IS THERE. THE REAILITY IS THAT MOST THINGS
    NEVER LIVE UP TO THEIR POTENTIAL

  3. Sonia says:

    Let the media hype and 24/7 coverage begin!

  4. alpha says:

    I had heard that the Wednesday night/Thursday storm looks “significant but not a blockbuster” if it takes the Southerly, snowier track. So, how many inches are we talking inside the 128 belt if that path does indeed materialize? 4″-8″ (or so)? 6″-9″, with isolated areas around 10″? Over a foot (at which point I’d call it a blockbuster)?

  5. Louie says:


    Let the media hype and 24/7 coverage begin!”

    LOL LOL.. so true…

  6. Harvey says:

    Ch 7 Dylan Dreyer says just a few inches.
    Ch 5 J.C. Monahan says a few inches possible then possibly changing to rain from the mass pike south including the greater Boston area.
    Ch 4 Joe Joyce was making it out to be a major storm yesterday but Melissa Mack is down playing it on purpose.
    Good luck with this one!
    More WISHCASTING for a snowless winter!

  7. David says:

    I heard 2″-36″ from someone that heard it from their friend, so clearly it’s accurate!

  8. Dave says:

    Six figure salaries for speculating on the weather which when they forecast the “big one” sends everyone running to the gas stations and grocery stores to prepare for the Armageddon? These weather people must have stock in Exxon-Mobil & Stop & Shop. And when they are wrong are there any repercussions against them like there are in most jobs when we do something wrong? The only people who need REAL weather reports are ship’s captains and airline pilots; and they don’t rely on local forecasters. TV stations could save a lot of $$$ by getting rid of weather people.

  9. man-o-wx says:

    wbz has hyped another event

  10. покер says:

    I’m now not sure where you’re getting your info, however good topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful information I was in search of this information for my mission.

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