How much snow and rain will Massachusetts get? – NBC Boston

How much snow and rain will Massachusetts get?  – NBC Boston

Another powerful storm is moving toward New England, but, like most storms this season through last weekend, the storm will be largely rain and wind in the southern part of the region.

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Track Tuesday's storm with the interactive radar below, and see all the severe weather alerts for your area here.



On the heels of this weekend's snowstorm, heavy rain and wind caused more problems Tuesday night.

How much snow will Massachusetts, New Hampshire, get?

This does not mean that there will not be any snow at all. In fact, in northern New England, this storm will be a heavy snow producer. Our First Warning Team is forecasting 1 to 1 1/2 feet in the White and Presidential Mountains across Maine's Mahoosuk region.

The further south we go, the less snow will fall Tuesday evening, but as much as two to four inches is expected in the deep interior from Massachusetts to the hills of northwestern Connecticut, and amounts will increase steadily as we extend north through the Berkshires. In the Greens and in the New Hampshire Lakes region.

Up to 12 to 18 inches of snow is expected in the mountains of northern New England, while heavy rain and strong winds will hit areas near the coast.

Some road treatments — at least new sanding — will likely be needed even in some communities that see mostly rain, as the onset of rain on snow and ice lingering on rural and side streets will act as a glaze of freezing rain before it lifts. Temperature high enough to soften and melt that snow and ice.



Communities in Massachusetts, like Leominster, are clearing away the last round of snow Mother Nature dumped on them before the next round of heavy rain Tuesday night.

Street Flooding, Urban Flooding Possible in Southern New England

With 2 inches of rain expected in southern New England, street flooding, urban flooding and sledding are expected to be problems thanks to storm drains clogged with snow and ice. Basements will get wet for some as an inch of water melts from the snow and precipitation increases, and strong southeast to south winds overnight will knock out power for some between midnight and dawn Wednesday.

Power outages are possible overnight

Our First Alert team suggests that those who typically charge devices while sleeping overnight may instead want to plug in once they get home in the evening, as power may be lost overnight, particularly within 30 miles of the coast, And on the western slopes of our islands. The hills and mountains of central and northern New England, where southeast winds sweep the peaks and accelerate down the western slopes.

As of midnight, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported power outages to more than 2,800 customers statewide.

There were more than 4,800 customers without power in Vermont at the same time. Nearly 1,500 people were in the dark in New Hampshire, about 1,700 in Maine and about 1,400 in Connecticut. Rhode Island had fewer than 250 people without power.

By dawn Wednesday, much of central and southern New England will see heavy rain, leaving scattered showers between gusty spells for the rest of the day. While winds could reach 45 mph, they are unlikely to be as strong as gusty winds overnight.

Map showing rain and snow from a storm hitting Greater Boston on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 through Wednesday.
Map showing remaining rain as the storm withdraws from Greater Boston on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Cold air arrives, dropping morning temperatures in the 50s south and 40s north back into the 40s and 30s, respectively, by the end of the day, setting New England back to cold highs in the lower 40s with mild weather on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday storm in Massachusetts?

However, another storm is moving in by Saturday morning, as rain falls through the first half of Saturday and winds pick up again, with gusts up to 50 mph possible for some, especially in southeastern Massachusetts, before improving in time. Later on Saturday and Sunday.

Next week looks cold enough in our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast that snow is likely with the next storm, which is currently expected to be centered around next Tuesday.

There is a lot more for our team to follow up on, and we will update the details.

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