BOSTON (CBS) – It is that point of 12 months – no, not Halloween. For Massachusetts, Friday is the season’s first probability on snow.
Heavy rain Thursday will swap to moist snowflakes on Friday when the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta arrive in New England. Zeta is the 27th named storm of the season and is anticipated to land in stormy Louisiana on Wednesday.
Showers and downpours start on Thursday night in New England. The heaviest rain falls in a single day till Friday morning.
Because the low strain heart runs south of New England, it can work together with some chilly air from Canada. At daybreak on Friday, that heavy rain will transition to some moist snow, particularly at greater elevations north and west of Boston.
The rain / snow line is slowly transferring nearer to the coast, in order that Boston can have simple rounds of talks within the afternoon.
There are some competing forces that falling snow should overcome with a view to accumulate on the bottom. First, the solar angle in October remains to be excessive sufficient to assist soften snow. Additionally, Thursday temperatures are nonetheless delicate within the 50s, so the chilly air does not put together the bottom.
If it appears too early to speak about snow, it is a bit of sooner than common. Worcester has seen its fair proportion of October snow, together with the epic October snowstorm of 2011. Boston, alternatively, has solely seen three circumstances of measurable October snow – 2005, 2009, 2011.
As is often the case, rather a lot can change from now to Friday. So keep tuned to WBZ-TV for the most recent forecast.