A widely predicted snowstorm barely dusted Boston last week, but meteorologists say another one is now on the way, with snow mixed with rain expected beginning early this morning, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.
"There's a lot of uncertainty" about just how much snow will fall, said Alan Dunham, a National Weather Service meteorologist, adding that rain mixing with the snow will "hold down" snow accumulation.
The Greater Boston area may see up to 3 to 5 inches of snow between 2 a.m. Tuesday and late Tuesday night, Dunham said. The heaviest snow will fall north of the Mass Pike, in the Route 2, northern Worcester county and northwestern Middlesex county areas, while the Cape and islands will see a rainy mix.
"Both commutes should be on the slippery side, especially if you're coming in from the south
tomorrow morning and then heading west and north of the city tomorrow night," Dunham said.
A winter storm watch is in effect for late Monday night through Tuesday evening for most of
Massachusetts, excluding Plymouth County, southern Bristol County, and the Cape and islands.
Temperatures in the greater Boston area will drop to the upper 20s Monday night, reach the mid-30s Tuesday, and sink to the upper-20s again Tuesday night, Dunham said.
As of 10 a.m. today, State police said no major crashes had been reported.
Sergeant David Mahan, State Police spokesman in Framingham, said speed limits have been reduced to 40 miles per hour on the western side of the Mass Pike, but there have not been any alerts of major weather-related crashes.\
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