Our next storm will bring a blast of snow on Tuesday, followed by a change to a wintry mix and rain in much of Southern New England.
The Tuesday morning commute will be fine, with the storm still back to the west.
Snow will spread up from southwest to northeast during the lunch hour, arriving first in places like Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.
After school, and during the evening commute, the snow arrives from Worcester to Boston, and eventually into parts of Northern New England too.
The snow will quickly become moderate, and even heavy at times.
Some school districts may release a little early, and many after school activities will likely be cancelled.
If you can leave work early to avoid the traditional commute time, you’ll avoid the worst of the traffic headaches in all likelihood.
Warmer air gradually works in after dark on Tuesday, so while everyone starts as snow, we’ll go over to a wintry mix and then plain rain across most of Southern New England.
Snow will continue to fall in Northern New England.
While it snows in the mountains, the morning commute will be wet around Boston. Expect slushy roads with big puddles, since snow will be blocking some storm drains.
The rain in Southern New England gradually ends, while snow slowly winds down in the mountains.
For now, we’re expecting 1-3” for much of Southeastern Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island before the change to rain.
From Boston to Worcester and up into far Southern New Hampshire a widespread 3-6” is expected before changing to a mix and then rain.
From the hilly terrain of Southwestern New Hampshire, across to Central New Hampshire and parts of interior Maine 6-9” will fall.
Central and Northern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire, and much of Northern Maine will pick up a foot or more. Some spots may get closer to two feet.
WHAT COULD CHANGE
If the storm comes a little farther north, and more warm air gets involved, totals would decrease for many.
A storm that tracks a bit farther south than currently anticipated would keep more cold in place, and would potentially bring more snow to parts of Southern New England.