Winter storm watch in effect for first full day of spring

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch Monday for most of MA and Southern New England, with the fourth nor'easter of the month set to hit the region this week. Teal=Winter Storm Watch, Purple=Winter Weather Advisory. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. "Snowfall accumulations at this time are with very low confidence", Varian added. Farther north, snow totals will be less, with many areas only seeing a coating to an inch of snow.

In fact, the forecast through next Sunday is for temperatures to not get above 45 degrees on any one day. Now, most of the weather models are agreeing that this will probably not be the case.

With temperatures expected to be in the mid-30s much of Tuesday, it may prevent at least some of the snow from sticking, However, there's a much higher chance of Wednesday's wet, heavy snow sticking, he said. Nantucket is expected to see precipitation first, around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Anywhere from a dusting to around 2 inches snow.

"Plan on hard travel conditions", the weather service said in a statement.

WEDNESDAY: Chance for light snow or snow showers, especially along the shore.

There's little doubt in my mind now that we're going to see a "hit" from this second Wednesday storm.

Heavy, wet snow could bring down trees and power lines.

How strong of wind gusts? .

Columbiana County: 4 to 6 inches of snow. Tides in Boston are forecast around 10.5 feet, Brink said.

Tuesday night, while it was originally thought that a brief lull in the action could be possible, looks less likely now as the secondary low starts to slide in the wake of the departing low from Tuesday.

A "complex storm system consisting of multiple coastal lows (is) expected to impact the region on Tuesday and Wednesday", according to the weather service's forecast discussion. Still plenty of time to watch how this evolves, so check back in with us over the next couple of days for updates.

  • Tracy Klein