Slippery Friday Morning Commute Likely

Premium clients have been made aware of potential road/school impacts from some light snow overnight Thursday night.  If you wish to subscribe and receive nightly email updates outlining all future storm threats and potential impacts, you may do so here.  If not, we have posted a portion of our Premium forecast for the upcoming Clipper:

Models continue that light snow could continue into the morning commute on Friday, potentially creating minor travel trouble for those unprepared.  Generally, light snow looks to break out between 9 and 11 PM Thursday night.  The heaviest looks to be between 2 and 6 AM, with snow showers moving out of the region by 7 or 8 AM.  Generally, 1-3 inches of snow looks to fall across the region.

What gets interesting is that the low pressure center looks to redevelop east of Boston and bomb out rapidly into a snow storm for Maine.  While this looks to occur too late to impact us, it is a signal that we must watch this storm closely for last-minute changes.  As has occurred quite a few times, Clippers that have moved through the area have brought quite a number of surprises, and given the intensity that models show with this one, there could certainly be a good number of surprises.  To motorists traveling before 9 AM tomorrow, this could be an issue, as roads should become snow-covered as models indicate a decent burst of snow accompanies the weak front as it moves through with the Clipper.  Road conditions look to go downhill around 1 or 2 AM and, while treated roads should fair decently, untreated roads will be slippery through at least 8 or 9 AM Friday.  Be sure to take it slow out there if traveling.

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