Here’s what Boston meteorologists are saying about the snow forecast for Wednesday

“It’s not the snow amounts, it’s the impact."

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It’s a roller coaster of temperatures and weather conditions this week for the Greater Boston area, with high temperatures forecast near 60 degrees on Tuesday and snow predicted for Wednesday.

While Boston will most likely see about 2 inches of snow by 7 p.m. Wednesday night, Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, warns to not let the relatively low accumulation fool you.

“It’s not the snow amounts, it’s the impact,” he said.

The snow “should hold off” through Tuesday’s evening commute, according to Simpson. Boston is predicted to see a high temperature of 58 degrees that day.


“We have a rain event through [Tuesday] evening,” Simpson said. “Then the cold air comes through.”

With the falling temperatures, the Wednesday morning commute “could be icy,” he said. Wednesday’s high is supposed to reach just 34 degrees. Simpson noted that while the snow is predicted to be “winding down” Wednesday night, it could affect the evening commute as well.

“Temps come crashing down Wednesday with a flip from RAIN to SNOW,” Cindy Fitzgibbon, a meteorologist with WCVB, said. “Looks slippery for the Wednesday AM commute.”

“Up and down temperatures this week,” Terry Eliasen, a meteorologist with WBZ, said.

“Slick travel possible Wednesday morning with refreeze/falling snow,” Chris Lambert, a meteorologist with WHDH, said.


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