Snowflakes fell throughout much of the region this morning, including in Boston, and a winter weather advisory was issued for northeast Massachusetts until 1 p.m. by the National Weather Service. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain fell through much of the morning, and made for treacherous road conditions.
“Four-tenths of an inch of snow fell this morning in Boston, and we are pretty much done for the snow,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist, who added, “There could be some glimpse of sun this afternoon.”
There were a number of minor car accidents during the morning commute, including a tractor-trailer rollover on Interstate 495 in Hopkington and a trash truck rollover on Interstate 95 in Attleboro, State Police said.
There were no life-threatening injuries sustained in the accidents this morning, which were mostly fender benders, State Police said.
“All in all, for the first snowstorm of the season, we aren’t looking too bad,” said State Police Spokesman Todd Nolan.
Snow showers could return for southern Massachusetts on Tuesday, with unseasonably cold and blustery weather likely through the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
The wintry mix this morning will turn to rain before noon should taper off by around 2 p.m. Temperatures will crest around 40 degrees through the day. Clouds will persist overnight and temperatures will fall into the low 30s, according to the weather service.
Snow is possible on Tuesday after 9 a.m., especially south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Less than an inch of snow is likely to fall. Temperatures will peak in the mid-30s, and skies will be cloudy. A west wind could gust up to 21 miles per hour, making temperatures feel a degree or two colder. Skies will clear overnight, and temperatures will fall into the mid-20s, according to the weather service.
“The cold air is here now,” Babcock said. “Some areas could get two inches, maybe a little more, for late Tuesday morning and early afternoon, hopefully between the two commutes. Boston might get an inch of snow.”
Sun will enter the region Wednesday, and temperatures will settle in the mid-30s. A west wind could gust up to 30 miles per hour, cooling temperatures a few degrees, according to the weather service. Clouds will develop overnight and temperatures will fall to around 20.
The sun will continue Thursday, with daytime temperatures in the upper 20s. Temperatures will drop to around 16 overnight, making for unseasonably frigid conditions.
Friday’s weather will mimic Thursday’s, with mostly sunny skies and unseasonably cold temperatures in the low 30s. Temperatures will drop into the teens overnight and clouds will enter the region.
“The end of the week will be mostly sunny and seasonably cold,” Babcock said. “Thursday’s highs will probably only be in the mid-20s, so winter will be with us. As it appears now, there won’t be any major precipitation through the weekend.”