More Snow Is Headed for Boston this April
The National Weather Service forecasts indicate Massachusetts will likely see precipitation on Friday.
Don’t bother looking at your calendar. Mother Nature plays by her own rules.
It may be April, but winter isn’t quite done yet, and meteorologists say we could be in for another bout of snow at the end of the week. Forecasts from the National Weather Service show there’s a chance of snow during the Friday morning commute, with early models indicating up to 6 inches could accumulate in western Massachusetts. Boston appears likely to avoid the brunt of the storm, with less than an inch predicted to accumulate in the Hub before the precipitation turns to rain.
The forecasters’ emoji usage pretty much sums up how we feel about yet another chance for snow.
Speaking of Friday, considerably cold air in place of Arctic origin out ahead of a lifting warm front w/ a considerable moist punch; appreciable accumulating snows are possible for the Friday AM commute; our first guess forecast below … aren’t you excited! pic.twitter.com/5HQzFmKndV
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) April 4, 2018
Though the snow totals are much lower than several of the systems we’ve dealt with this winter, forecasters wrote in an online discussion that there’s “some concern this’ll catch folks off guard.” Being unprepared could lead to a string of “travel headaches” during the Friday morning commute, according to the meteorologists.
Forecasters peg the odds of precipitation in Boston on Friday at 70 percent. Wednesday is shaping up to be a grey and windy day ahead of Thursday, when the temperature will drop into the 40s, but the sun will come back out. Current predictions indicate Saturday will be chilly—with a high near 42 degrees—and cloudy, but dry.
Someday down the line we’ll laugh about this. Hopefully.