NWS: Another winter storm bears down on North Fork

Monday, 12 Mar, 2018

The National Weather Service is warning MA residents that Monday night's storm could bring six to twelve inches of heavy snow with the most snowfall in eastern MA and Rhode Island.

The high Monday is about 40 degrees, with the low Monday night about 30. Locally heavier amounts are possible, in higher elevations and where locally more intense bands set up.

There will be no end to the headache and heartburn for forecasters today. Still, both models agree there will be more snow on the way for the Northeast.

The American model forecasts heavy snowfall for areas of New England and upstate NY, whereas the European model shows less snowfall. Even at 33-34, heavier snow often accumulates in a slushy manner, but melts from underneath.

Another system on Tuesday night will bring minor snow accumulations to Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

Estimated peak wind gusts on Tuesday
Estimated peak wind gusts on Tuesday

The chance of precipitation for Monday is 60 percent with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. "Early estimates on snowfall are for 3-6" for much of the western Mass area with the higher amounts to the east.

Widespread showers and possible thunderstorms will develop Sunday evening.

Temperatures tonight will be in the 30s and low 40s with a 20% chance for a few spotty showers.