World and Nation

Messy weather arrives (again)

After a very stormy January for New England, yet another storm arrives just in time for February. A broad low pressure system, currently over the central Midwest as of noon, will meander its way across the eastern lower 48. Across the Great Plains and into the northern Midwest, snow, ice and strong winds will cause hazardous travel conditions for many of these areas. In only one day, this particular system will be making headlines in our region.

Looking closer to the Northeast, two primary events should surface through early Thursday. New England should expect a batch of snow to arrive today and last through evening. After a short lull in the activity overnight, the Midwestern storm will move in by mid-day Wednesday, bringing a wintry mix of snow, ice, and sleet. As with any winter storm system, exact snowfall/sleet amounts can be difficult to pinpoint. Projections appear to agree on 20+ inches snowfall totals from extreme northern Mass. into New Hampshire/Maine, with 10–20 inches along the turnpike and toward the southern Mass. border. Totals should be just 6" into Rhode Island and the Cape. Cold conditions will prevail by Thursday and into the weekend.