Thursday, 4:30 PM
More rain and snow may slow morning commute
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
Another mucky mix of cold rain and snow is forecast to start falling tonight and may slow Friday's morning commute.
The precipitation is expected to begin coming down as rain and is predicted to slowly change into snow. Up to an inch of snow may accumulate overnight in Boston, with higher totals falling south of the city and on Cape Cod, said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands, where two to four inches of snow is expected to fall, Buttrick said. The advisory also covers Rhode Island and Connecticut, she said.
The slushy weather comes as the city was still thawing after a similar wintry mix of rain and snow fell last week and left streets and sidewalks covered with ice.
By Friday morning, snow and ice could once again create slippery roads, forecasters predict. Drivers should allow extra time to accommodate the snow that fell overnight, with more significant totals accumulating south of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
"Commuters heading south of the city should be especially careful," Buttrick said.
Friday is expected to be a cold, breezy day with winds gusting up to 35 mph. Temperatures are predicted to reach the upper 20s Friday morning before dipping as low as 15 degrees at night. In the suburbs, the mercury may fall to 10 degrees, Buttrick said.