BOSTON (CBS) — Another storm threatens our Monday plans as it moves well offshore. However, the storm is so strong that we will see the outer bands graze eastern New England. Latest forecast models have increased our snow potential based on the track and also due to ocean enhancement. We expect strong winds off the warmer ocean water, giving us heavier snow band potential.
The exact track of the storm is still uncertain, and if it comes slightly closer to us, we may still bump up snow totals from east to west. For now, here is what we think.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
A wintry mix begins on the Cape and along the south coast by 5 a.m. Monday.
Snow pushes northward during the morning commute, reaching Boston and metro-west by 9 a.m. As the wind picks up, we will experience near-blizzard conditions in the snow squalls along the coast.
Snow spreads northwest into Worcester County & southern New Hampshire at noon. Bands of heavy snow develop along the South Shore and Cape.
The evening commute will be a challenge as well, as light to steady snow continues to pile up.
Monday night we continue to get steady snowfall.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Another coastal low develops, giving another push of snow on us into the Tuesday morning commute and during the afternoon. Most of the energy gets sucked up by the Monday storm, so this system won’t be as bad.
3-6” in Boston, and along 495. 1-3” in northern Worcester County into southern New Hampshire. 6-8” of snow in southeastern Mass. And around Buzzards Bay. Isolates spots along the upper Cape could see 8” or more. These estimates could still change, so stay tuned for updates.
Coastal flood watch around astronomical high tide Monday morning. Minor to moderate coastal flooding along the South Shore and northern Cape Cod.
Wind will pick up from the northeast Monday morning into the afternoon. Gusts could be between 45 and 55 mph. Since the snow is expected to be pasty and wet again, power outages and downed trees and limbs are possible.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH
The whole WBZ AccuWeather team will keep you updated on warnings and snow amounts all week. Stay tuned!