BOSTON (CBS) – Merry Christmas Eve! As Santa is rolling nearer to southern New England, he’ll see a wintry scene. Gentle snow grazed Massachusetts on Friday morning however we’re in retailer for extra concern on Christmas Day.
A Winter Climate Advisory has been put in impact for many of the state as freezing rain brings one other likelihood of ice.
TIMING: Showers will transfer in in a single day resulting in slick spots between 5-7am in central MA. East of 495 will faucet into this menace close to dawn. As temperatures keep at or barely beneath freezing, ice will proceed to construct up on the roads by way of midmorning.
Christmas Day’s freezing rain appears to be a bit extra widespread than this previous Wednesday. 0.5-0.1″ from 495→east. Ice accretion as much as 0.25″ for Worcester Co. This can result in very difficult journey particularly within the morning. Simpler drive by time for supper! pic.twitter.com/e4AlgBZaAf
— Zack Inexperienced (@zackgreenwx) December 24, 2021
AMOUNTS: 0.01-0.1” of ice anticipated from 495 to the 95-corridor. Inside areas, particularly Worcester County, may document 0.2”+ by noon. Decrease values anticipated to southeastern MA with the Cape and Islands staying in a rain occasion.
TRAVEL: The morning would be the best concern. If drivers can keep away from being on the roads by way of midday that may preserve all protected. As temperatures rise by lunchtime, the difficult highway situations will subside and there shall be some thawing for the afternoon. For Christmas dinner plans, many of the area ought to land underneath usually rain moderately than freezing rain. Manageable by the tip of the day.
BOTTOM LINE: Christmas morning is the proper time to remain in and open items! Despite the fact that we received’t have the ability to use the brand new toys attributable to rain within the afternoon, the second half of the day is a lot better than the primary.