1st Measurable Snowfall for Many Across New England Today

The season’s first measurable snowfall for many across New England bears down on the region today.

Winter weather alerts are in effect through tomorrow morning from Connecticut to Northern Maine. When all is said and done, we’re expecting a swath of 3 to 6 inches across most of New England.

By the afternoon, snow is lightly falling with a few pockets of moderate intensity with visibility becoming reduced for a time.

As we get into the afternoon and early evening, snow will begin to accumulate on pre-treated roadways before plowing operations take over.

The heaviest part of the storm will be between 2 to 7 p.m. as bands of snow pivot across New England.

A north-northeast wind off of 50-degree ocean waters will result in lesser snowfall amounts along the coast where rain and sleet mix in: 1 to 3 inches are expected.

By this evening, most of New England will see plowable snow falling with a coastal front determining where it snows and where it rains across southeastern New England near the Cape Cod Canal.

Snowfall is expected to taper off significantly around 10 pm as the coastal low pulls away from our area. Lingering moisture behind the low will trigger scattered snow showers overnight into the early morning hours.

Tomorrow will feature improving conditions as drier air is ushered into the region. Skies will be sunny with highs reaching near 40 degrees across the south and near 30 degrees across the North Country.

Looking ahead to the start of the work week, temperatures look right around normal for this time of year as we eye another system dropping out of the Great Lakes that may bring more wintry weather to New England on Tuesday.

Stay tuned to NBC Boston (Channel 10) and necn for the latest weather updates throughout the day and into the evening.

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