Massachusetts travelers are in for an “ugly” commute on Tuesday morning, according to local meteorologists.
“Snow develops south of the [Mass.] Pike between 3 and 6 am Tuesday with a significant impact to the AM commute, before changing to a wintry mix,” the National Weather Service said. “Lighter snow overspreads northern [Massachusetts] by mid-Tuesday a.m.”
Snow and ice will continue Tuesday afternoon, with a changeover to rain southeast of I-95, according to the service. Light icing is possible south of Mass. Pike.
Service forecasters have issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of Massachusetts, in effect from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
The meteorologists are estimating that between 2 and 5 inches of snow will accumulate, with higher amounts nearer to the Pike.
“The biggest concern is the Tuesday AM commute, near and especially south of the MA Turnpike where snow may be falling moderate to heavy before changing to ice and rain along the immediate coast,” the forecasters said of the weather system. “Further north, the snow arrives later and probably with less intensity. However, it will continue through the afternoon and probably into the evening.”
Below, seven maps from local meteorologists predicting how much snow the region will see accumulate on Tuesday.
Enjoy the bare ground today. It doesn't last. Snow arrives about 24 hours from now. Northern MA may make it by morning commute tomorrow before snow starts. pic.twitter.com/uD0DdSSHgx
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) December 16, 2019
— Chris McKinnon (@chrisWBZ) December 16, 2019
— Jenny Barron (@JennyWCVB) December 16, 2019
Snow map zoom in for Tuesday… pic.twitter.com/PnCFJAh0M9
— Chris Lambert (@clamberton7) December 16, 2019
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) December 16, 2019
Next up…an ugly Tuesday AM commute. Snow turns to mix/ice for some. Accumulations on the light side, but enough to be a bother. Starts predawn Tue. Ends late day. pic.twitter.com/gRl0TNzmzL
— Pete Bouchard NBC10 Boston (@PeteNBCBoston) December 16, 2019