After record-breaking temperatures that touched 69 degrees in the Boston area, the region could witness up to a foot of snow because of a snowstorm. Only recently, temperatures in southern New England climbed to the upper 60s while the north witnessed temperatures in the upper 50s coupled with isolated showers. However, Boston hit a record high of 69 degrees.
Now that the skies have cleared up, the lows will continue to plunge to the teens. On the other hand, the South will see lows in the 20s, and the north will see single digits. So, locals will have to be prepared to dress up for winter as the dryness is expected to fade away.
Early morning arrival
The snow is expected to arrive early in the morning, between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., which means residents will be able to see snow the minute they look out the window on waking up. However, the storm will just be gearing up in the morning. Between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., the strongest precipitation will make its way across most parts of New England and move towards the northeast.
The snow will arrive in northern Maine later in the morning or early afternoon. But out of the six states in New England, five will be dealing with travel problems early in the morning. Slick roads and reduced visibility will make it difficult for people to travel to work. Therefore, those who have the opportunity to work remotely should take it up and avoid the hassle of traffic. Employees who have to head to the office will have to plan their commute earlier to avoid traffic delays.
Locals must be prepared
People should also not forget to replenish their wiper fluids and keep the snow scraper ready. They should also ensure they have their snowblower in place if they live in regions expecting plowable snow. Weather conditions will delay flights at Logan International Airport and affect ferry service throughout the region. The evening commute will likely be faster as a result.
As cold air returns to the region, precipitation will transition back over to snow before ending. Most of the morning’s snowfall will have ended by roughly 1 p.m., with a patchy light accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible after that time. The snow will gradually become lighter and fluffier. If the snow’s rate of fall approaches 1 or 2 inches per hour, the time of mixing with rain or other precipitation will affect snowfall totals.