Nuisance Type Mix
Posted by Chris Lambert
Watch any football today? Winter weather was certainly the story across the country and for numerous games in the NFL. The snow in Philly added up to 6-12" for a wide swatch southern Jersey, southeastern PA and Delaware. That's the same system moving our way, but for us, we'll escape the wrath of the heaviest precipitation as just a bit of snow and ice move in.
A winter weather advisory goes in effect for many at 11PM tonight as light snow breaks out close to that time (early south, later north), 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 during the commute, 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 as driveways and secondary roads could be slick). One exception here is there could be a steadier burst of snow in southern Bristol and southern Plymouth County around midnight that would slicken roads up quickly and for a couple hours.
We'll change to rain along the coast and in Boston by 8:00AM with a transition from freezing rain to plain ole' light rain inland between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. 10:00 AM near 95, 1:00 PM for near 495 and outer Route 2 in northwestern Middlesex County and northern Worcester County. Rain is light for the afternoon and tapers off for most by the evening commute. Patchy freezing drizzle remains near outer Route 2 in the afternoon and early evening.
Tuesday is another close call with a wave of moisture sliding along a front just to our south. It'll be close enough to give us plenty of clouds, and some light snow or snow showers. It's possible that a burst of snow for several hours south of the Mass Pike could slide in mid-day. JR and Pete will have the update on this one Monday.