Massachusetts will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, with the National Weather Service forecasting that “widespread” freezing rain will create icy conditions across most of the state.
“Our biggest concern is icing into and during the Thursday AM commute,” the service said. “Untreated roads becoming slick, expect hazardous travel conditions. Be aware, be prepared, plan accordingly.”
The freezing rain is expected to start in the western part of the state around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, beginning in Boston around 9 p.m. It is forecast to end in the city around 3 a.m. Thursday and around 10 a.m. in Central Massachusetts.
“Bulk of precipitation will be exiting the region by daybreak as dry slot moves into the region, but steadier rainfall will linger into the morning across Cape/Islands,” forecasters said.
Pockets of freezing rain are forecast to linger in the north and northwestern parts of the state through Thursday evening before changing to rain.