– A storm is expected to hit Massachusetts late Tuesday night, bringing snow, rain, and wind which could impact Thanksgiving travel.
– Snow will start across inland communities and points at elevation, then turn to rain and wind on Wednesday morning.
– The worst travel weather is expected from late Tuesday night through midday Wednesday, with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in some areas.
– Soaking rainfall on Wednesday morning could bring up to 2 inches of precipitation to many areas, with gusts of 30-60 mph in different regions.
Approaching Storm to Impact Thanksgiving Travel in Massachusetts
As Thanksgiving approaches, Massachusetts residents and travelers are bracing for the impact of a storm that is expected to bring snow, rain, and wind late Tuesday night. The system is forecasted to arrive after 8 p.m. Tuesday, starting with snow across inland communities and at higher elevations, before transitioning to rain and wind on Wednesday morning.
Boston 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear has warned that the storm could be particularly problematic for overnight travelers, with the snow likely to be washed away or turn to slush by Wednesday morning. The worst travel weather is anticipated from late Tuesday night through midday Wednesday, with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in some areas. The Worcester Hills and southern New Hampshire could see up to 3 inches of snow, while higher elevations in the Monadnocks, Vermont, and the Berkshires may experience 3 to 6 inches of snow before the transition to rain.
On Wednesday morning, soaking rainfall is expected to bring up to 2 inches of precipitation to many areas, with the change from snow to rain occurring in most towns before sunrise. Additionally, gusts of around 30 mph are expected inland, with stronger gusts of 40 mph along the coast and in the Boston area, and 50-60 mph on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Despite the challenging weather conditions, the skies are forecasted to clear in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, travelers are advised to stay updated on the latest weather forecast and road conditions, and to exercise caution when traveling during the storm.
For the latest weather forecast and updates, visit the Boston 25 Weather page or download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts. Stay informed and stay safe as you prepare for Thanksgiving travel in Massachusetts.