Messy Mixture Of Light Snow, Sleet & Freezing Rain Continues The Rest Of Today: A messy mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is occurring across the entire area right now. So far, I have received a total of 7 inches of snow from this storm here in Indian Orchard. Last night’s burst of snow produced anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow across Western and Central Mass with up to 10 to 20 inches of snow accumulation occurring already in the Berkshires. So, obviously, part 1 of our storm definitely over performed.
Your reports so far of what is going on where you live have been a HUGE help, not only to me, but also to your neighbors who can see what is going on across the region. THANK YOU!!
Please keep sending your reports of snowfall, reports of sleet/freezing rain and reports of road conditions.
Current weather reports indicate that either all snow or a mix of snow and sleet is occurring along and north of a line from Springfield to Worcester. South of this line, freezing drizzle and freezing rain seems to be occurring.
For much of the rest of today, a light messy mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain will fall on and off across the region. It appears that the precipitation will change back to snow and begin to increase in intensity very late this afternoon and especially this evening.
Another Round Of Accumulating Snow Is Expected Tonight Through Tuesday Morning: The forecast for tonight and Tuesday morning continues to be uncertain and revolves around how much snow the low pressure system can wrap back into southern New England.
While it is expected to snow tonight through Tuesday morning, the intensity of the snow continues to be in question. I think that there is enough evidence in the data to suggest that the snow will come down at a moderate to heavy rate at times across areas of Western Mass that are north of the Mass Pike as well as across much of Central Mass throughout tonight. Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour is possible at times tonight.
On Tuesday morning, snow is expected to end across Western Mass by 8-9 am, however, the snow looks to continue throughout Tuesday morning across Central Mass. In addition, parts of eastern Worcester County may see some moderate to heavy snow at times during the first part of the morning. This will impact Tuesday morning’s commute, especially along and inside of 495.
As I already mentioned, tonight and Tuesday morning’s forecast is uncertain as it’s almost impossible to pin down exactly where the bands of heavy snow will set up. This is something that we really wont know until the third part of this storm begins late today and tonight. Stay tuned.
The snow will come to an end around mid-morning Tuesday across Western Mass and during the late morning and early afternoon hours of Tuesday across Central Mass.
The map below is my forecast for ADDITIONAL snow accumulations from the rest of today through Tuesday morning.
Keep checking back for updates on this storm.