We've been talking about it for days and right on schedule, we're starting the new work-week with areas of wintry precipitation, just in time for the morning commute! But what we're going to receive will pale in comparison to what has fallen in other states, as close as NJ and PA.
Anticipate slick travel through at least the first half of the day. Pre-dawn, expect areas of light snow and freezing drizzle state-wide. As the morning progresses and warm air moves in aloft, the precipitation will transition to freezing rain and will, from south to north. Regardless, roads will still be slippery and/or slushy in many places, hampering the commute. You will want to allot extra time for this commute – perhaps a few extra minutes to as much as double the amount of time.
When it comes to accumulations, this is no blockbuster. It appears that much of the state will receive 1-2" of snow that will get covered by freezing rain, before rain reduces the totals even more.
While the shoreline will see temperatures today warm to 40 or higher, colder air may be trapped far north along the MA border. Due to this, icy conditions may linger into the afternoon in some inland, valley locations. Elsewhere, Monday afternoon will bring just plain spotty rain as it wrap up with temperatures peaking in the 30s.
Tomorrow, get ready for more wintry precipitation! While temperatures will stay in the lower 30s, a disturbance will swing through the region bringing a round of light snow. As of right now, the snow would start just after the morning commute and wrap up before the evening commute.
For the rest of the week, Arctic air settles into the state and will be the big weather headline with lows in the teens and highs in the 20s and lower 30s. We anticipate some moderation to the air Friday as the core of the cold air shifts east. When it comes to the weekend, expect the chance at least for some light snow Saturday with brighter/drier weather for Sunday.
Be safe out there!
Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney