The Snow This Week

Updated Forecast Information by National Weather Service: 

What has changed ...
•    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY expanded to include all of Massachusetts.
What / Where / When ...
•    Light snow will spread across all of Southern New England.
o    Beginning late this afternoon into evening for the CT River Valley, 4 to 6 pm, spreading over the remainder of S New England, 6 to 8 pm.
o    Bulk of the snowfall occurring around 10 pm to 4 am Thursday with snowfall rates less than an inch per hour.
o    Snow tapering 4 am to 7 am Thursday, west to east. 
o    Total snow accumulations around 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts. 
?    The potential exists for a swath of 3-6 inches of snow within 20 miles north or south of the MA-Pike, including the Berkshires and greater Worcester and Boston Metro Areas.  
?    Not ruling out amounts that could come close to warning-level criteria of 6-inches.
Impacts ... 
•    Hartford / Springfield / Worcester metro areas ... will see snow develop into this evenings commute.
o    Any accumulations on roadways should be light, mainly a dusting ... bigger concern will be reduced visibility.
•    Boston / Providence metro areas  ... will see snow lingering during the early morning commute on Thursday before ending. 
o    Slick surfaces with any untreated roads in addition to reduced visibility. 
•    With any snow ... and given temperatures will be around 20 degrees, upper teens for most areas throughout the event.
o    Snow will accumulate on all surfaces.
o    A light and fluffy snow, with snowfall rates less than an inch per hour, should make for easy and quick clean-up. 
o    However treatments may have difficulty working given cold temperatures forecast overnight.
o    Expect reductions in visibility and hazardous travel conditions.