Had Enough? Another Snowstorm Is Coming to Get Boston
Get the shovels and space-savers ready.
In what feels like a routine this winter, officials from the National Weather Service have issued winter advisory warnings to coastal towns and parts of the Boston area.
Just weeks after the last snowstorm barreled through the Bay State, dumping close to two feet of snow in certain areas, another blizzard is set to blanket the region with additional snowfall.
The National Weather Service predicts that Boston could see up to 10 inches of snow, while cities and towns near the Cape could be hit with more than a foot. Already, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Greater Boston, and a Blizzard Warning has been issued for the Cape and Islands.
The winter storm warning, which is implemented when an average of six or more inches of snow is expected to fall within a 12-hour timeframe, starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday and will remain in place through Wednesday afternoon.
“Snow-covered roadways will cause difficult driving conditions,” according to the National Weather Service. “Periods of moderate to heavy snow along with gusty winds will cause visibilities of one mile or less at times.”
The blizzard warning will also remain in place through Wednesday, as sustained winds reach up to 35 mph along the coastline.
Weather experts predict that the heavy snowfall will be matched by frigid temperatures that will dip down into the single digits, and last through much of the week.
The incoming inclement weather will mark the first official snowstorm that Mayor Marty Walsh will have to deal with in his new role at City Hall. Walsh narrowly escaped handling an early January storm that happened just days before his inauguration, giving former Mayor Tom Menino one last task to handle.
The storm will hit Massachusetts around the same time that Governor Deval Patrick will deliver his final “State of the State Address.” For now, the speech is still scheduled to go on as planned, but state employees are getting the plow trucks and winter gear ready so they can coat the roadways with salt, and try and keep the impact on the commute to a minimum for Wednesday morning.
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