We may have had some light snow this winter, 18 inches in total accumulation, which is far below the predicted 50 inches made at the beginning of winter. but those just were the appetizers for the heavier snow coming in Monday night into Wednesday morning. More snow is headed to Mass and the rest of New England tomorrow and is expected to hit the Boston area starting late on Monday night. The storm will first start as rain around 4 PM on Monday. The heaviest bout of snow will fall on Tuesday in Boston with snowfall all day long and into Wednesday morning.
Meteorologists have deemed this storm a proper Nor’easter, some areas will end up with more than a foot of snow outside their windows! 6 to 10 inches of snow is predicted for the Boston area.
The storm also brings a bout of strong winds up to 60mph and a potential mix of rain, which raises concerns for coastal flooding. In fact, by the sound of the NWS’ forecast, it looks like it might be a picturesque, fluffy snowfall — just the average snow in New England.
When will the Tuesday snowstorm hit Boston?
The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Watch for those areas which will see at least a half foot of snow.
The brunt of the snow is expected to fall on Tuesday around 4 AM starting as temperatures drop overnight. with decent accumulation expected, Boston could end up getting between 4-8″ of snow, according to WCVB weather reports, while other outlets predict even more.
This could be the last of snow for this winter, or the start of a rather snowy spring, regardless, make sure to stay warm, safe and take advantage of some winter fun this week, like sledding on the Boston Common!