[10:30 PM, Friday 12/16] Saturday Storm Update

Good evening!

Here’s the latest scoop on tomorrow’s winter weather.


Expect 5-8″ (especially the lower end of that) for most of New England north of the Mass Pike and outside of Route 128. Further south expect 3-5″, then as you approach south of a Hartford-Providence-Brockton line expect more like 1-3″ and finally, for Cape Cod and the Islands and parts of southern RI and CT, expect under to about an inch. Snow begins after midnight tonight, heaviest mid to late morning. Snow is the predominant precipitation type for much of the day in the 5-8″ zone before the onset of any freezing rain.

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Freezing Rain

A period of freezing rain is also likely at most spots, with amounts generally between a trace and a tenth of an inch of ice. Timing is tomorrow afternoon and evening.


South of the Mass Pike, expect a changeover to plain rain Saturday afternoon. Further to the north, most plain rain is confined to Saturday night and Sunday.

Sorry for the brevity; I was very busy this evening.

Have a great evening!


Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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