An Arctic cold front now pushing into western New York State is expected to move across Southern New England this evening. It is expected that a few snow showers and snow squalls will accompany this front, along with very gusty winds and quickly falling temperatures.
At this point, it appears that the time frame for snow shower and snow squall activity will be between 8 pm and midnight this evening across Western and Central Mass. Any snow shower and especially snow squall activity will be accompanied by a brief period of heavy snow that could drop a quick inch or two of snow & near zero visibilities due to briefly heavy snow and blowing snow.
It should be noted that not all areas will see snow showers or snow squalls, but those areas that do are in for a wild few minutes due to the combination of heavy snow and blowing snow. If you do run into a snow shower or snow squall this evening on area roads, please be extremely careful driving as roads will quickly become slippery and your visibility will be extremely limited. If that wasn't enough, strong northwest winds with gusts of up to 50 or even 60 mph are expected throughout tonight. It is also expected to be COLD tonight with low temperatures of 5 to 10 Degrees. These cold temperatures combined with the strong winds will lead to wind chill temperatures of 10 to 20 below zero throughout tonight. Tuesday is expected to be a sunny, but quite cold and quite windy day. I still think that high temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to make it to 25 to 30 Degrees. Northwest winds are expected to gust up to 45 to 50 mph throughout much of the day on Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures on Tuesday will range from 5 to 15 below zero during the morning and near 10 above zero during Tuesday afternoon. Bottom line is that Tuesday will feel like an early January day and not an early March one.