BOSTON (CBS) – Here we go again.
February always reminds me of the last peak you have to climb to get to the top of the mountain. The end is in sight, but it just seems like boulder after boulder. Technically the shortest month on the calendar, but easily feels like the longest.
Tuesday’s storm will have some similarities to Sunday:
– Most snowfalls fall in daylight
– Mid to late morning start time from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– Cleaning time between 7pm and 10pm
-Snow, dangerous travel the only real impact, no wind or coastal concerns
There will be some notable differences from Sunday, however:
– The highest snow is north and west of Boston (not the south).
– More rain / mixing south of Boston
Aside from a couple of early morning thunderstorms, steady snow begins at 7 a.m. in western Massachusetts, 9 a.m. in Worcester County, and 10 a.m. East Fair.
The heaviest snow and most accumulations occur in the afternoons and evenings between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
It tapers from west to east from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Western Mass., 7 to 8 p.m. in the central fair and from 8 to 9 p.m. in the eastern fair.
HOW MUCH / CONSISTENCY:
Coating on 1 ”: Cape and islands … down there very heavy and wet, washed away
1 to 3″: Cape Cod Canal north of Plymouth / Marshfield and inland in the southern counties of Plymouth and Bristol, again very heavy and wet and mostly washed away by the rain in the afternoon
3 “to 6”: All areas north of Plymouth and Providence, including Boston, Worcester, and north to south New Hampshire, have a much lighter, fluffier snow consistency the further north and west you go
First the cold, nothing like what will be in the Midwest this week, but lots of daily highs in the 20s from Wednesday to Friday in southern New England.
At the moment it seems that Thursday and Friday the storms will slide so far south that we sometimes just get some temporary thunderstorms.
The next major storm hazard appears to be Sunday, but it’s far too early for details on this, needless to say, you may be shoveling for the second Sunday in a row!