How much snow and rain will Massachusetts get? View timeline, maps – NBC Boston

No two storms are alike, and that will be on display on Wednesday. It’s human nature for all of us to worry: another storm arriving in the second half of the day, does this mean a repeat of the rapidly deteriorating road conditions we saw on Monday?

The answer for most is a resounding no, for a few key reasons:

  1. The first is that New England doesn’t see any rain before the snow starts which means you can pre-treat the roads and it will be effective this is a big difference from Monday when the heavy rain quickly turned into snow.
  2. Most of the light snow will fall before becoming heavier, so not all of the snow falls at the same time in one strong flurry like Monday.
  3. Snowflakes won’t be as ideal for accumulating quickly as they were on Monday.

When will the snow develop in New England?

All of these are reasons why our forecast is certainly more dovish than Monday. That should not be taken to mean that slippery roads will not develop, because they will. A narrow band of light snow with little impact for most of southern New England around noon will settle across the northern half of New England and western New England during the afternoon, making roads slippery as it a one inch layer accumulates until sunset. Farther east, as snow picks up Monday night starting at 5:00 PM, roads will be slippery, particularly between 6:00 and 8:00 PM and especially north and west of Boston.

How much snow will fall in New England?

The Northern Massachusetts Route 2 corridor and points north see a longer period of snow and therefore increased snow totals, with much of Vermont all the way to the New Hampshire Lakes Region and the inland Maine, far from the coast (immediate Maine coast changes to rain after 1 to 3 inches), receiving 4 to 8 inches of snow, and another 8 to 12 inches of snow in the northern New England mountains .

How bad will the wind gusts be in New England?

Wednesday night’s change to rain creeps up into the mountains, where the snow turns to sleet before it ends, but all this will mean messy road conditions with about an inch of rain and snow melt causing large puddles until the early morning from Thursday. . Meanwhile, wind gusts will increase for the coast to 35+ mph overnight, then reach 45+ mph in southeast Massachusetts and perhaps even a brief 60+ mph gust on Cape Cod before dawn on Thursday, which will result in isolated power outages before the rain moves offshore during the morning. , opening the sky for sun breaks.

Although the southerly wind shifts to blow from the west-southwest, gusts will still reach 45 mph or higher in some places during the day, but temperatures that start near the 50s before sunrise will likely remain near that through the day. day in southern New England, with 30s in the North Country where scattered snow showers will appear.

What comes after the storm?

Friday and Saturday will bring dry and cool, but not cold, conditions to much of New England with a calmer wind. Snow showers are expected Friday and Saturday in the mountains, where a westerly breeze will be choppy Saturday, but not enough for a chair. lifts in ski resorts. Clouds thicken Sunday ahead of a fast-moving system that can deliver some light snow overnight Sunday, then another storm system will pass near New England mid-next week, raising the chance of some snow or rain in the exclusive First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

Early dismissals in New England schools

Many New England school districts have planned for an early release Wednesday due to the expected impacts of the winter storm.

You can find a current list of school impacts here.