February 21, 2018

Winter storm watch issued ahead of Wednesday storm

07 February 2018, 01:28 | Kara Nash

McLeod's Forecast:Tough Travel Tonight

Small bands of snow will keep on coming this week ️

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday afternoon and evening in parts of southern New England.

Get ready for some snow and freezing rain Wednesday - there's a 100 percent chance for snow followed by a wintry mix, the National Weather Service said.

WHAT.Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one half inch and ice accumulations of around one tenth are expected. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

The snow is unlikely to melt quickly anytime soon as temperatures will stay in the teens and 20s most of the week.

"Monday we get a chance of precipitation coming in the late afternoon", meteorologist Russell Danielsen said.

The heaviest snow fall is expected from about 10 a.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m., with snow falling at rates around 1 inch per hour at times. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Snow will start later in the day Tuesday and continue through the night when 5- to 8 inches of wet, heavy snow is possible.

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Monday should be a high near 18 degrees with wind chill values reaching as low as minus 13 degrees, according to the weather service.

A foot or more of snow is possible in the Adirondacks. Two to four inches is projected along and north of the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128.

Sunday night, the low will be around 17 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. Snow is expected to end between 11PM Wednesday and 1AM Thursday. Wind: S 10-20 miles per hour.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and cold.

Meteorologist Andrew White said that system continues to track farther south, and it's likely to drop at least 2 inches of ice and snow on southwestern IN before Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Overnight lows warm from single digits to low teens during the same time period.

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