After a very warm day with showers and gusty winds we have another mild one on the way for Tuesday. Tomorrow is a great day for traveling, shopping and getting ready for the snow on Wednesday and into Wednesday night. If you had travel plans for Wednesday evening and area traveling into the snow area, I am recommending you move them to early Wednesday or early Thursday.
Overnight is a mild one with lows falling to the lower 50s. Winds will still be brisk.
Tomorrow is likely one of the nicest days we have left this entire year. Highs reach near 60F and there is plenty of sunshine.
A nor’easter will move up the coastline and bring snow and rain to the region beginning in the morning. At first, many areas will begin as rain, but during the afternoon as colder air works into the storm, the rain will change to snow.
I expect this rain/snow line to move to the coastline during the evening. If you are traveling during the day Wednesday the morning will see the best driving conditions. Check out the map below in which I tried to detail the driving conditions.
The further west from the coastline you are driving, especially along the Massachusetts Turnpike, the worse the driving conditions will become. Route 84 especially north of Hartford will be tough for traveling.
The worst time to travel will be from about 5PM Wednesday until 1AM Thursday. The storm will exit the region quickly in the early morning hours of Thursday and travel will quickly improve.
Winter Storm Watch
There is a winter storm watch posted for much of New England. These are the areas where 6 inches of snow might fall and this watch will be upgraded to a warning if the chances of the heavy snow increase further.
I’ll be updating on Twitter and here as I receive new data.
The map below shows snow totals for the area. I think even Boston will see a slushy accumulation up to 4 inches of snow from Logan Airport to the Newton line. This isn’t a blockbuster snowstorm, but the timing is a major factor is the impact of the storm.
The snow bands can shift west or east depending on new data I get later tonight an early Tuesday.
Skies will clear, but it’s going to remain quite cold. Highs will only reach the 30s to near 40F.
It’s a cold and dry day for traveling and shopping. Highs will only be in the 30s. The cold continues Saturday with a moderating trend Sunday as highs reach the 40s.