Boston is bracing for a messy winter storm that will bring a mix of snow, rain and wind late Sunday through Monday, although there will be little to no snow accumulation.
Local forecasters are expecting minimal snowfall throughout the storm, which has been dubbed Winter Storm Izzy. Those located along the coastline should be prepared for coastal flooding.
The National Weather Service’s Boston office is calling for some snow before 5 a.m. Monday, then turns into a rainy mix. The area will also see strong winds up to 26 mph.
Snowfall amounts, if any, will be less than half an inch in the Boston area, although significant snowfall may affect central and western Massachusetts.
Local meteorologists shared maps on Twitter as Izzy approached. Here is what they said.
“A winter storm watch has been issued for the Berkshires and North Worcester Hills. Rain is expected on the coast, but damaging gusty winds and minor to moderate coastal flooding are feared during the Monday morning high tide,” the NWS said.
WCVB took a first glimpse of Sunday evening to Monday morning. “Look early at the snow outlook for Sunday evening/Monday morning. What snow falls near the coast, should be washed off with a change of rain. Even inland/interior MA will see a change in rain/mix on Monday. Finished at 1 p.m. This will be fine-tuned this weekend.
7News’ Josh Wurster provide a “messy mix” on Monday, with the storm system tracking west of Boston and likely producing “less snow” with little accumulation. There will be “a strong wind no matter what”.
In a first estimate on Friday, Matt Noyes of NBC10 Boston and NECN expect less than 2 inches of snow in the Boston area, with 2 to 4 inches in the MetroWest area and 4 to 6 inches in the Worcester area.
WBZ Forecast mostly rain east of Interstate 95 and “rain to snow west of I95”.
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