Watching the Weatherpeople

1197642579If you’re anything like us, you’ve been having fantasies about the times when you didn’t need a coat and two pairs of socks to venture outside your home. You long for the days when you could lesiurely sip a frozen libation wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

Instead, our winter of discontent continues with a storm that’s due to hit this evening. Since we can’t force the warm weather to start (God knows we’ve tried), we’ll take our anger out on the forecasters who bring us the bad news. After the jump, we record the local meteorologists’ predictions about what’s coming.

Channel 7
Tonight1202836941: Snow moves in overnight. A widespread 2-4″ of snow is likely before it changes over to sleet and freezing rain by early morning. Temperatures reach the lower 30s by morning. SE wind 8-15 mph.

Wednesday: Any snow and ice will change over to all rain through Wednesday morning. Rain will become heavy at times…watch for urban street flooding with the clogged storm drains. Windy. SW wind 10-20 mph. Highs in the mid 40s.

Channel 5
1202837069Tonight: Snow in the evening, then sleet, freezing rain and snow after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of 3-5″. Not as cool. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Southeast winds 5 -10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday: Rain. Not as cool with highs in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 10-15 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Channel 4
1202837186Tonight: Snow develops this evening. It changes to sleet and freezing rain around midnight then to rain overnight. Around 3″ in Boston. 1-3″ South Shore and South Coast. Cape and Islands around 1″. North and west of Boston 3-6″ with a layer of ice on top of that. Manchester, NH…north into ski country, 6-12″.

Wednesday: Rain, heavy at times. Freezing rain possible in the morning near the NH Border and Worcester County. Rain tapering off to showers and ending from northwest to southeast during the evening. Highs near 40.

Channel 25
1202836707. . . Is still a station of few words. Come on, give those without streaming video at work access to your forecast.

(An, ahem, warm welcome to our latest player in WtW!)
Tonight: Snow changes to sleet, freezing rain and rain from south to north and coastline to interior for Southern and Central New England after 3-6″ of accumulation in the Southern half of New England, and 6-8″ of accumulation in the Northern half. Temperatures rising into the 40s south, 30s central, 20s north. Southeast wind at 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Snow changes to sleet and then perhaps freezing rain north, sleet changes to rain early Central, all rain south. Highs in the 40s and lower 50s south, middle 30s to around 40 central, and 30s north. Southeast wind in Southern New England at 10-20 mph, southeast wind becomes north wind in Northern New England at 5-15 mph.

And what does Boston Daily forecast? A late and jam-packed bus, that litmus-paper thing that leaves salt on the back of our legs when our pants dry, and a bunch of surly commuters. We’ll see who was right tomorrow.