A slippery commute could be in store to start the week
The National Weather Service is advising that drivers across Massachusetts take it slow on their morning commutes Monday, as scattered showers and a wintry mix linger across Eastern Massachusetts.
Forecasters with the NWS warned of slippery roads especially in Western Massachusetts, where temperatures hovered just above freezing around 5:30 a.m.
[515a] Spotty showers presently sweeping across portions of E/NE MA & N RI early this morning. A potential wintry mix of wet snowflakes & sleet, could see some localized issues of lower visibility w/ the greatest risk, if any, of roadway accum across interior areas of NE MA pic.twitter.com/lKyceNHWy3— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 17, 2018
Much of the remaining precipitation from Sunday’s storm was falling inside Route 128 by 5:30 a.m., forecasters said, with some scattered rain and sleet in Northern Rhode Island and near New Bedford.
Those north and west of Boston should see wet snow pushing in around 5:45, forecasters warned.
[545a] Heads up #Boston & @BostonLogan. Wet snow pushing in, visibility dripping down 1-2 miles for the metro expected, with greater intensity a greater risk of accumulation on surfaces. Crossed fingers roads / runways will stay wet. pic.twitter.com/meQhBFlabP— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 17, 2018
Forecasters predict cold air and high winds will follow the storm clouds into the region, bringing temperatures down below freezing in much of the state Monday evening.
[515a] Colder N&W MA where a wintry mix along w/ rain fell overnight. Can't rule out some slick spots along wet, untreated roadways. A heads-up to all motorists this AM commute, especially over the Berkshires / Litchfield Hills & Worcester / Tolland Hills. Take it slow. pic.twitter.com/sVoKF3kOes— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 17, 2018