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Another Winter Storm Is Expected From Late Friday Afternoon To Saturday Morning

Snow with our current storm will continue to end from west to east across the region over the next couple, so that by 7-8 pm the snow will be done everywhere. Beyond this, it appears that there is an increasing threat for an initial burst of several inches of snow late Friday afternoon into Friday evening that changes to a possible sleet storm during Friday evening. Sleet is then expected to continue through the overnight hours of Friday night before it ends as some light snow Saturday morning. One thing in the forecast that I’m going to be watching will be the exact track of the storm. Current indications are that the low pressure system should track nearly due east from the Ohio Valley to near the south coast of New England. There are some signals in the data that suggest that we could see this low pressure trend a little more south in its forecast track. If this occurs, it would mean more snow than sleet and thus a higher accumulation of snow. As of now, it appears that snow will begin everywhere across Western and Central Mass during the late afternoon hours of Friday with the snow continuing into Friday evening. Snow then looks to change to sleet just about everywhere across the region by midnight Friday night. The exception may be near and north of Route 2 where precipitation stays as all snow. One thing to point out is that the snow may be moderate to heavy in intensity during late Friday afternoon and Friday evening and this may really impact the late afternoon and evening commute on Friday. Sleet then continues through the after midnight hours of Friday night with precipitation changing back to some light snow Saturday morning. Snow ends everywhere by mid to late morning on Saturday. My Early Thoughts For Snow & Sleet Totals Are For 4 to 6 inches of accumulation across most areas of Western and Central Mass. The exception looks to be near and north of Route 2 where 6 to 8 inches with isolated amounts of up to 10 inches of snow is possible. Slick travel conditions are likely across the entire area during late Friday afternoon, Friday night and Saturday morning. Once again, it needs to be pointed out that the late afternoon and evening commute on Friday will probably be significantly impacted due to moderate to heavy snow and slick travel. I am watching the forecast extremely closely and will have many more updates in the coming days.

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