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