Thursday, 4:30 PM
That white stuff falling later tonight is called 'snow'
By Michael Naughton, Globe Correspondent
Get the shovels out of the garage. Slip the snow tires on the car. And get ready for a long ride to work.
By tomorrow morning, there may be two to three inches of snow on the ground in Boston and up to six inches on the Cape and Islands. The blanket of white stuff could shock the city, where only 1.8 inches of snow has fallen this winter -- 20.6 inches below normal.
The snow should start falling at 11 p.m. in the western suburbs and is forecast to envelop Boston and the southeastern part of the state by midnight, according to the National Weather Service."We do expect it to be snowing for the morning commute, so those in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island should allow extra time tomorrow," said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton.
The weather system is moving in from northern Pennsylvania and Long Island. It will be followed by another winter storm system that could bring more snow Thursday night and into Friday.