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Sloppy storm Wed night

We remain under a WBZ NEXT Weather Alert for a quick shot of snow and a whole bunch of rain this afternoon and tonight.  The Weather Alert will stay up through tonight and we anticipate dropping it before the Thursday AM shows.

Nothing like a good ol’ fashion soaking rainstorm in late January to get the juices flowing!  This storm tonight has all the markings of a classic March storm…torrential downpours, street and basement flooding, rapid snowmelt, scattered thunder…

Sure, we will still see a little bit of snow on the front end, but it will quickly be washed away or turned to slop.  


This Afternoon…Scattered snow showers here and there, not expecting much, if any accumulation, perhaps some coatings on the grass in spots.

PM Commute…Steady area of snow arrives from west to east after 4pm, should envelop most of the area by 5pm.  There is basically a 3-4 hour window for snow to fall and accumulate this evening.

Change to Rain…The warm air charges north tonight very rapidly.  By 10-11pm it will be raining in all of southern New England.  The rain will come down heavy at times, tapering off between 3-5am Thursday.

Rainfall totals will be between 1-2″ in most of the area.  This could lead to some localized flooding on roadways, backyards and basements.

Snowfall totals will be very light.  Essentially a coating to an inch for most of our area.  There could be a bit more north and west of 495 in the hilly terrain of Worcester county.  You really have to head well into Vermont of New Hampshire to see any totals of 3″ or greater with this event.

After this storm passes early Thursday morning, we finally get a break!  Dry weather is expected the rest of this week and through most of the weekend.  We are watching a weak storm that may pass by late Sunday, but at this point it looks like just a few rain or snow showers and low impact.

Click here for Westford snow storm data and past totals or select “Winter Snowfall“ under “Pages” on the left hand side.

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