Freezing Rain in Boston Wednesday, Thursday – NECN

Later tonight, and through much of Thursday morning, rain pours across the region. For Boston and the immediate suburbs there will be no impacts from the rain other than wet roads because temperatures will be above freezing.

The next disturbance in the region lifts northeast down the I-95 corridor Wednesday night into early morning, after producing more severe weather in the southeastern US overnight Tuesday, it will lose that severity as it moves north, bringing steady rain for most.

However, the situation changes for northern New England overnight on Wednesday, where cold air will push south from Canada resulting in a mix of snow and ice pellets that will tend to snow in the far north of the country. overnight through Thursday morning, with two to six inches of accumulation in the mountains. Sleet will take over central New Hampshire, southern Vermont, and southern Maine.

As the cold air returns to the south with an increasing northeasterly wind, the frost line will also shift south, signifying a change to freezing rain in parts of central and far north Massachusetts as far south as possible. from New Hampshire. With the threat of freezing rain later today and overnight, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for elevated areas.

That said, it doesn’t take a lot of ice to create problems on the roads, so even a persistent freezing drizzle could cause slippery road conditions from Thursday morning until noon in the aforementioned areas, and the Patchy drizzle and freezing drizzle continue intermittently for much of the day, due to the continued cool flow of northeasterly winds.

This will also keep high temperatures in the 30s for most of New England, with 40s reserved primarily for areas near and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Another possibility of road icing occurs overnight Thursday into Friday morning as temperatures drop back below freezing and a patchy drizzle may still persist into the early part of the night, leaving Moisture on area roads that can freeze, particularly in eastern New England.

Friday during the day brings a fairly energetic disturbance up in the air that will not only promote lots of clouds, but also result in scattered snow and showers, although total accumulation is expected to be light, if any.

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