What forecasters are saying about the ‘persistent’ storm that is ‘lingering’ over New England

"It's a very slow commute.”

Piles of snow line the streets in Worcester, Mass., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. A wintry storm that made Thanksgiving travel miserable across much of the country gripped the East with a messy mixture of rain, snow, sleet and wind.  (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)
–Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP

The end is in sight. 

Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning that the “persistent winter storm” that has been “lingering” near New England since it began impacting the region on Sunday will finally depart into the Gulf of Maine by the afternoon. But not before it brings one more round of precipitation to Massachusetts. 

“Precipitation has been very banded so far this morning,” the service wrote. “It can go from snowing up to 2 [inches] per hour, then 10 miles away not much. Band across central MA into northern CT had visibilities as low as one quarter mile at times, which will make for treacherous travel. Elsewhere, snow was falling more lightly with visibility generally 2-4 miles.”


According to the service, snow totals so far ranged from just over 2 inches at Boston’s Logan Airport to about a foot at Worcester’s airport.

Forecasters warned commuters to watch out for poor driving conditions through mid-morning.

“Allow extra time to reach your destination this morning, it’s a very slow commute,” service meteorologists wrote. “Snow will end as the morning progresses from west to east. By noon snow should be confined to eastern coastal [Massachusetts] including Boston & Cape Cod.”

Below, what other local meteorologists are saying about the final day of the winter storm. 

Dave Epstein:

Shiri Spear, Boston 25 News:

Sarah Wroblewski, WBZ

Michael Page, NBC10 Boston & NECN:

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB:


Chris Lambert, WHDH