More snow is on the way, and it may make winter 2014-2015 the snowiest winter on record in Boston, the National Weather Service said.
By the time the storm ends late Thursday afternoon, forecasters said the southeastern coast could see 3 to 4 inches on the ground, based on data released late Wednesday. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard may be hit harder, with up to 6 inches. Boston is expected to get about an inch, as snow totals decrease moving north across the state.
Will it be enough to vault winter 2014-2015 into the top spot in Boston’s snow record? Total snowfall this season was at 105.7 inches Wednesday morning, which is less than 2 inches below the record of 107.6 inches, weather service data showed.
The snow will make roads slippery for Thursday morning’s commute. Forecasters warned visibility could be reduced to a half-mile at times.
“Definitely plan extra time for the morning drive,” Simpson said.
Once the storm tapers off, nighttime lows are expected to drop to the single digits, forecasters said.
“Winter is definitely not over,” Simpson said, as the cold is expected to continue Friday with highs in the mid-20s and lows in the teens and single digits.
But don’t give up on spring just yet.
Sunshine over the weekend will warm temperatures into the mid and upper 30s Saturday and Sunday.
The high Monday may break 40 degrees, forecasters said.
“We’ll be warming up slightly and heading back to near normal temperatures for a period early next week,” Simpson said.