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What Boston meteorologists are saying about the timing, snow totals, and impact of Tuesday’s winter weather – Boston.com

Arianna MacNeill Boston.com Staff updated on December 16, 2019 National Weather Service: ‘Not a major #snow/#ice event for #MA #RI #CT but timing will impact the [Tuesday] AM commute especially south of the Mass Pike’ [4pm] Still looking at an impactful #winter storm on Tue. #Snow begins in pre-dawn hours with reduced visibility & icy…

Arianna MacNeill Boston.com Staff

updated on December 16, 2019

National Weather Service: ‘Not a major #snow/#ice event for #MA #RI #CT but timing will impact the [Tuesday] AM commute especially south of the Mass Pike’

[4pm] Still looking at an impactful #winter storm on Tue. #Snow begins in pre-dawn hours with reduced visibility & icy roads for AM commute. Changeover to wintry mix/rain south of #MA turnpike. Moderate #ice accretion possible in Northern #CT/#RI. #Arctic blast Wed night/Thu. pic.twitter.com/xbgYpJHxYv

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 16, 2019

Not a major #snow/#ice event for #MA #RI #CT but timing will impact the Tue AM commute especially south of the Mass Pike into CT/RI, then north of the Pike after the AM commute. Here is an approximate timeline. Loop begins @ 12 am, ends 12 pm. Blue=snow, red/pink=ice & green=rain pic.twitter.com/Vw5iHW2lqs

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 16, 2019

[Tue Snow] Snow develops south of the MA Pike between 3 and 6 am Tue with a significant impact to the AM commute, before changing to a wintry mix. Lighter snow overspreads northern MA by mid Tue am. Snow/ice continue Tue afternoon with a change to rain southeast of

I-95. pic.twitter.com/XeQW2vquhf

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 16, 2019

David Epstein: ‘Morning commute still the loser in the upcoming weather system’

Morning commute still the loser in the upcoming weather system. Not a big storm by any measure however. pic.twitter.com/zKc8vcmOzY

— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) December 16, 2019

Route 84 through Tolland, Vernon, etc. could be quite dicey tomorrow once the chance occurs. pic.twitter.com/yBTh18FZye

— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) December 16, 2019

Radar should be lit up with snow tomorrow morning. It’s not a big storm, another commute impact one for Tuesday’s ride in an out of work. pic.twitter.com/vuSsEfVvbf

— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) December 16, 2019

Looks like most of the snow falls through early afternoon, lighter precip thereafter, but not stopping until evening. pic.twitter.com/GXXy6tUk3n

— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) December 16, 2019

Eric Fisher, WBZ: ‘A burst of snow developing before daybreak [Tuesday], followed by an icy mix (and rain toward far SE Mass)’

A burst of snow developing before daybreak tomorrow, followed by an icy mix (and rain toward far SE Mass).

Snowiest to the north and iciest across CT/RI.

Slick day for travel expected for both the AM and PM pic.twitter.com/zLDy9Z5CBJ

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) December 16, 2019

Best chance to hold on to just snow (instead of mixing) is in NH/VT tomorrow. Maybe we get lucky with northern MA towns just north of Route 2. Everywhere else it’s a kitchen sink mess. #wbz pic.twitter.com/tBeV26W2HO

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) December 16, 2019

*Fixed graphic (computer glitch)

Forecast snow + sleet accumulations tomorrow. Moves in 4-6am. Starts all snow then the icy mix will creep in as the day wears on. #wbz pic.twitter.com/7vMl8FNddg

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) December 16, 2019

Deep winter cold this week. We go from no snow cover and minor river flooding to ice everywhere and arctic cold. This December has been a wild ride! Definitely not boring. #wbz pic.twitter.com/PeMHN6O6TJ

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) December 16, 2019

After tomorrow, there is one last window for a storm between now and Christmas…and it’s next Monday. Guidance is keeping it south of us for now but I wouldn’t shut that window just yet. pic.twitter.com/DV9q2MGgHd

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) December 16, 2019

Matt Noyes, NBC10 Boston and NECN: ‘Snow goes to a mix of atmospheric garbage’

Of course, I hope you’re able to tune in every morning so we can start our day together. If you missed @nbc10boston or @necn this morning, here’s the snow accumulation thoughts I offered. Starts after midnight for most of us, worst is 4-11am in Southern New England. pic.twitter.com/fLgNKjsn17

— Matt Noyes NBC10 Boston & NECN (@MattNBCBoston) December 16, 2019

Even though intensity wanes later tomorrow & snow goes to a mix of atmospheric garbage (consisting of snow, sleet, freezing rain & for Southeast MA and immediate coastal MA, rain), it won’t end-end until around midnight Tue night, depicted here by @nbc10boston exclusive guidance. pic.twitter.com/fFmdDo1J8n

— Matt Noyes NBC10 Boston & NECN (@MattNBCBoston) December 16, 2019

Josh Wurster, 7News: ‘It will impact both the AM & PM commutes [Tuesday]’

Snow amounts are not blockbuster amounts… generally 2-4″ for most. It is all about the timing with this one. Sometimes heavy and steady snow for the morning commute tomorrow before changing to a mix in the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/GdTnuCNFPJ

— Josh Wurster (@joshwurster_) December 16, 2019

There is an ice threat as well. For us, it’ll be a slick spots on the roads and bridges in the afternoon. Bigger ice threat for Connecticut. Don’t worry this is nothing comparable to 2008. Just a light glaze south of the Pike. pic.twitter.com/mun5SmtWk9

— Josh Wurster (@joshwurster_) December 16, 2019

Tomorrow looks like a mess with snow to a wintry mix all day. Behind this system… our coldest air of the season. Here’s the cold that moves in Wednesday night and Thursday. Sub Zero wind chills Thursday morning. pic.twitter.com/DTOgO5Mf3c

— Josh Wurster (@joshwurster_) December 16, 2019

Jeremy Reiner, 7News: ‘Messy Tuesday on the way!’

Messy Tuesday on the way! Snow arrives pre-dawn and mixes with sleet, rain along & south of Pike. Mostly snow north. Snow amounts are not overwhelming but definitely impactful due to timing. #7news pic.twitter.com/QWKjaQsNCy

— Jeremy Reiner (@jreineron7) December 16, 2019

Pete Bouchard, NBC10 Boston: ‘Both commutes a little harried.’

Some adjustments (up) to my original numbers from yesterday. Starts predawn tomorrow. Wraps in the eve. Both commutes a little harried. Snow at 1st for everyone, then final map shows PM drive. pic.twitter.com/FLTJTSxufP

— Pete Bouchard NBC10 Boston (@PeteNBCBoston) December 16, 2019

A.J. Burnett, WCVB: ‘Part of Tuesday’s storm will feature sleet and ice in some areas’

☃️A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the following counties: Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack, Cheshire. Stay with https://t.co/Z77ksWReD7 for the latest forecast! #WCVB pic.twitter.com/kA8Wpd90RQ

— A.J. Burnett ⚡️📺🎙 (@WxManAJB) December 16, 2019

Part of Tuesday’s storm will feature sleet and ice in some areas. The amount of ice will vary, but here’s an idea of the impact different ice accumulations can have. Full story: https://t.co/kMxtRHp44R #WCVB pic.twitter.com/TtcTbRcFVh

— A.J. Burnett ⚡️📺🎙 (@WxManAJB) December 16, 2019

A little bit of everything with the storm that will bring snow, ice, sleet to the #Boston area on Tuesday. #wcvb pic.twitter.com/DPUO13VZX2

— A.J. Burnett ⚡️📺🎙 (@WxManAJB) December 16, 2019

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