2/27/2023 by Mackenzie Bruno
Boston, MA–Bundle up Boston! Temperatures are set to become even colder, with snowfall expected to start late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. With temperatures just below freezing and heavy snowfall, commuters will have a tough time getting where they need to go on Tuesday morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected to start early Tuesday morning, just in time for morning commute into the city.
Forecasters project heavy snowfall to come on Tuesday between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected to hit Boston, 4 to 7 inches in Worcester Counter, and a light dusting on the Cape and Islands. According to National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Bill Simpson, this could be the first “plowable” snowfall in the Greater Boston area this winter. All of Massachusetts is expected to get a few inches of snow. Western areas of the state will see more snow compared to other parts of Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for Western and Central Massachusetts from 7p.m. Monday through 7p.m. Tuesday. The warning says that there could be heavy snow and covered roads, with a total accumulation of 5 to 9 inches expected. The heaviest snow in these areas is predicted to come on Monday night. The Greater Boston area is currently under a “Winter Weather Advisory” during this time. This type of advisory is very similar to the “Winter Storm Warning,” except the possible total accumulation of snow is only expected to range from 2 to 6 inches.
The snow storm is anticipated to continue through Tuesday, but will become rain as temperatures rise in Southern New England. Snow turning into rain Tuesday afternoon will lessen the dangerous road conditions that will be present Tuesday morning. Boston’s projected up to 4 inches of snow would be the biggest snowfall of the season. The city’s largest accumulation of snow this winter was just 2.3 inches back on January 23.
Some Massachusetts school districts have already started to cancel school ahead of Tuesday’s storm to prevent threatening travel. The full list of school closures in the area can be found on the CBS Boston website. Ironically, February 28 is the last day of meteorological winter, bit it appears that Massachusetts is just getting started.