Special Weather Statement - 04/06/18 4:18 a.m.

Snow possible mid-day...

From the National Weather Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
418 AM EDT Fri Apr 6 2018

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>022-026-RIZ001>007-061500-
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Ayer, Foster,
Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich,
Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly,
and Newport
418 AM EDT Fri Apr 6 2018

...Brief period of moderate snow late this morning and early
afternoon...

Snow will overspread much of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
Connecticut between 11 AM and 2 PM and will likely become moderate
to perhaps briefly heavy for an hour or two before mixing with
sleet and then changing over to rain. Snow accumulations will
range from a coating to two inches, with a low probability of a
few locations picking up near 3 inches.

However with temperatures at or slightly above freezing during
this time, most snow accumulations will be confined to non paved
surfaces. The exception will be across the higher terrain where
colder temperatures will result in a minor slushy accumulation on
area roadways. Nonetheless moderate snow will result in poor
visibility and impact travel. However by 4 PM or so much of the
snow will have changed over to all rain, providing little if any
impact to the late day commute.

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