Dry Today, Tricky Start To The Workweek
Posted by Chris Lambert
Cold weather is locked into New England for now as clouds increase and thicken through the afternoon as highs top off in the lower to middle 30s. Tailgating at Gillette is in the lower 30s with just a light breeze.
A winter weather advisory goes in effect for many at 11PM tonight as light snow breaks out close to that time, and continues into the pre-dawn hours on Monday. A coating to 2" of snow falls before some freezing light rain/freezing drizzle start mixing in inland, adding a glaze, and light rain takes over at the coast. It's not a big storm, but with much of the morning commute spent with temps at or below 32 along and outside I-95/128, it'll be a slick one on untreated roads. Good news is that the precip is slow and steady instead of a heavy onslaught, and that means the road crews should be able to get a good grip on the situation overnight and early tomorrow (at least for the main roads).
We'll change to rain along the coast and in Boston by 9:00AM with a transition to plain ole' light rain inland between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. 10:00 AM near 95, 1:00 PM for outer Route 2 in northwestern Middlesex County and northern Worcester County. Rain is light for the afternoon and tapers off for an easier evening commute.
Tuesday is another close call with a wave of moisture sliding just to our south. It'll be close enough to give us plenty of clouds, and even some rain/snow showers across southeast Mass.
The rest of the week is cold, quiet and dry.