BOSTON, MA – The mixed bag of precipitation we are expected to get Tuesday hasn’t changed, but the focus is turning to what the National Weather Service is calling “near white-out conditions” due to scattered snow squalls during Wednesday’s commute and the sub-zero freeze that will follow.
Eastern Mass. is still clear of the winter weather advisory in place for the rest of the state Tuesday, with a lot of rain expected to mix in with the snow. Just an inch or two (maybe three) of snow is expected, with slightly higher totals in Central Mass. and between 6-8 inches in Western Mass. Tuesday into Tuesday night will.
But “perhaps the bigger story,” according to the NWS, are snow squalls expected to impact the evening commute Wednesday. The squalls will come between 3-7 p.m., bringing with them heavy snow, quick accumulations, and heavy winds. In short, it should be a nightmare to drive through.
Then you can start bundling up. Wednesday night into Thursday morning will bring bone-chilling wind chills as low as negative-9 in the Boston area and negative-23 in Western Mass. Much like the storm earlier this month, expect everything that falls Tuesday and Wednesday to be frozen over by the time you wake up Thursday.
Thursday’s temperatures are threatening to break records. The highest minimum temperature – meaning the “least warm” it’s ever been on the day – was 12 degrees in Boston in 1935 and 11 degrees in Worcester in 1951.