Light snowfall early Friday could make morning commute slippery
Friday morning commuters, beware. Yes, there’s a snowstorm coming Saturday into Sunday. But light snow is also expected early Friday in Massachusetts.
The snow began after midnight Thursday and is expected to continue into Friday morning across the area as people wend their way in to work, forecasters with the National Weather Service said.
[2:30 am radar] Snow showers are showing up on radar over southern New England but struggling to make it through the dry air and reach the surface. Expecting a dusting to a half inch for most locations through the morning. Let us know if you have snow to report! pic.twitter.com/1kK1AnUXFZ— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 18, 2019
Scattered snow showers mean we’re only in for a dusting, but forecasters are warning that the precipitation could make the roads dangerous.
“While the snow is expected to be light, temperatures in the teens and 20s will allow any snow to stick on untreated roads,” forecasters said. “This could lead to slippery travel for the morning commute.”
Drivers should use caution late Thursday and Friday morning, forecasters said.
The precipitation is expected to end between 7 and 9 a.m. Friday morning, possibly going out as light rain over much of the region, forecasters said.
More snow is expected Saturday into Sunday, forecasters said Thursday afternoon, with the Boston area slated to get about 6 inches of it.
Previous Globe coverage was used in this report.