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Winter Storm Warning The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Worcester County and extreme northwestern Middlesex County.
A winter weather advisory has been issued in parts of western Essex and Middlesex counties as well as southern Worcester County.
We do expect some minor snow and sleet accumulation in these towns and therefore, the potential for some slippery travel.
Storm timeline Through Midnight: Mainly rain across eastern MA, heavy at times with some localized flooding.
This will change the sleet over to snow north and west of 495 and eventually, as far south as the Mass Pike and the Worcester/Boston area.
Many folks across northern MA and southern New Hampshire will wake up to a fresh coating to a few inches of wet snow.
There will be stark differences in snow accumulation over very short distances.
In the higher elevated areas of northern Worcester County and far northwestern Middlesex County, we are forecasting 3-6″ of pasty, wet snow.

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Boston – An April mess involving a range of precipitation types and impacts varies from town to town throughout southern New England.

Winter Storm Alert issued.

Extreme northwest Middlesex County and northern Worcester County are under a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory has been issued for portions of southern Worcester County, western Essex and Middlesex counties.

This region, the vicinity of 495, is the most difficult to locate during this storm. There may be some slick travel due to the slight snow and sleet accumulation that we do anticipate in these towns.

chronology of storms.

Until midnight: Eastern Massachusetts will mostly see rain, occasionally heavy enough to cause some localized flooding. There will occasionally be a mix of snowflakes and sleet pellets.

There will be a lot more snow involved to the north and west of 495. Fortunately, the temperature will stay above freezing, so icy roads are not a major concern.

There’s going to be some cooler air after midnight. As a result, the sleet will eventually turn into snow in the areas north and west of 495 as well as the Worcester/Boston region and the Mass Pike.

Many people in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts will awaken to find themselves covered in several inches of wet snow.

Be prepared to need more time if you have to travel or commute from the north on Thursday morning.

There is going to be a dry slot developing throughout southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday during the day. The majority of the precipitation, which will mostly take the form of snow, will fall north of the Mass Pike.

On Thursday during the day, we don’t anticipate much more accumulation—maybe just a little bit beneath some of the stronger outbursts.

In most places, the snow will taper off in the afternoon. All that will remain by dusk over southern New Hampshire and northern Essex County are a few sparser flurries.

To what extent will New Hampshire and Massachusetts receive snowfall?

The amount of snow that accumulates over very short distances will vary dramatically. There may be variations in accumulation of several inches even within a single town with mixed topography (hills and valleys).

In the 128 belt and the Boston region, we do not anticipate any accumulation. (Although there might occasionally be a hint of wet snow in the air).

Almost all of the rain fell on southeast Massachusetts and all of the region south of the Pike.

A little sticking to surfaces should be present north and west of 128 through roughly 495, maybe enough for a sporadic coating up to an inch.

There may be as much as 1-3″ north and west of 495, particularly in northern Middlesex and Essex counties; again, this is more on grass than on roads.

We anticipate 3-6″ of pasty, wet snow in the higher elevated areas of far northwest Middlesex County and northern Worcester County.

The higher peaks that stretch into southwest New Hampshire may receive anywhere from six to twelve inches.

Any accumulation of snow on tree limbs will be hazardous due to its heavy weight. It’s possible that multiple power outages in the higher snow areas will result from combining this with the strong wind forecast.

Alert for strong winds.

Through Thursday morning, the winds will be at their strongest during the night.

Throughout the whole region, we anticipate frequent easterly gusts of between 30 and 50 mph. Due to the possibility of gusts reaching 60 mph, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning along the immediate coastline.

Thursday afternoon, as the storm’s center moves across southern Massachusetts, the winds there will sharply diminish, but over northeastern Massachusetts and the coastlines of New Hampshire and Maine, they will intensify one last time.

Warning of Coastal Floods.

Areas that have been repeatedly hit over the past few months, such as Cape Ann, Salisbury, and Hampton, New Hampshire, are of particular concern to us.

There may be mild to moderate flooding in these areas, along with additional beach erosion.

For the entire east coast region between 6 and 10 am on Thursday, there is a Coastal Flood Warning in effect.

The storm itself will move away from the area very slowly, but Thursday night will see the end of the storm’s main effects.

Friday, Saturday, and possibly early Sunday will still have a lot of clouds. Snow showers and intermittent downpours are also expected during this period.

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