Before the freezing rain began to fall in Massachusetts, more than a few inches of snow had accumulated across the state from the storm that entered the region Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Service forecasters said early Wednesday that the northern part of the state saw between 5 and 6 inches before the weather “changeover.” In Boston, 2.4 inches were observed, bringing the total snowfall for the season up to more than 4 inches.
“We just doubled our snow total for the year #Boston!” the service wrote on Twitter.
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) February 13, 2019
A Winter Storm Warning remains in place through noon Wednesday for Western Massachusetts, where the service advised residents to plan for slippery road conditions.
Several Massachusetts schools, including Worcester Public Schools, canceled classes Wednesday due to the lingering impacts from the storm or held delays, according to the Boston Globe.
NO SCHOOL ALERT: Due to the inclement weather, there will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Head Start, before and after school activities, and programs are also cancelled. The Durkin Administration Building will be open.
— Worcester Schools (@worcesterpublic) February 13, 2019
Forecasters said Massachusetts residents can expect some sunshine and temperatures to rise into the 40s later Wednesday.
“The storm system that brought the wintry mix of precipitation to the region overnight will exit into Maine today bringing drier weather to the area later this morning and into the afternoon,” the service said. “Dry but colder weather follows tonight into Thursday then a brief warm-up Friday ahead of an approaching cold front.”