Wintry weather is in the forecast for Massachusetts on Tuesday — and it will be followed by frigid cold.
The National Weather Service is predicting the mix of rain and snow will arrive in southern New England late in the day and evening, with the “bulk of the snow” accumulating in the interior part of the state with mainly rain along the I-95 corridor.
“The heaviest snow accumulations will be across the interior high terrain of Massachusetts and particularly along the east slopes of the Berkshires,” the forecasters said.
The service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Western Massachusetts, while the central part of the state is under a Winter Weather Advisory.
“All the precipitation should exit the region from west to east between 2 and 5 a.m. [Wednesday morning],” the service said. “Colder air may result in areas that have changed to rain [ending] as a brief period of snow. Untreated roads may remain slippery though for the [Wednesday] morning commute… mainly across interior southern New England.”
Forecasters warned that on Wednesday evening an Arctic cold front could bring some scattered snow squalls to the region between 3 and 7 p.m., which will be followed by “bitterly cold temperatures” that will last through Friday morning.
Below, seven maps from meteorologists predicting how much snow could accumulate from Tuesday’s system.
Not much snow between now and tomorrow afternoon, but enough that at times some slippery spots develop. More significant snow further west. pic.twitter.com/VMNEE35JyP
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) January 29, 2019
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) January 29, 2019
*Snow and rain this evening thru early Wed AM*
Not expectinig much snow in eastern MA…a coating to 1-2". Winter Weather Advisories N&W of I-495 for 2-4". Roads could be a little messy overnight into early tomorrow AM #wcvb pic.twitter.com/MEP7UgKAsm
— Cindy Fitzgibbon (@Met_CindyFitz) January 29, 2019
Snow map for tonight, into tomorrow AM. An additional scattered coating to an inch possible with mid to late afternoon squalls (separate system). pic.twitter.com/6ptRMjJcsx
— Chris Lambert (@clamberton7) January 29, 2019
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 29, 2019
Tracking snow showers today and tomorrow- here are some totals expected across #Boston and surrounding areas. Not a lot of snow for Southern New England but Ski Country hits the jackpot once again with up to 9" in some spots! @NBC10Boston @NECN #FirstAlert pic.twitter.com/bwjUF2PseZ
— Denise Isaac NBC10 Boston (@DeniseNBCBoston) January 29, 2019