The alert includes warnings that blowing and drifting snow will make travel close to impossible. Boston and other cities across the Northeast may see snowfall reach 2 feet with wind gusts as high as 50 mph. While there is a distinct possibility of this storm system becoming a blizzard, not all weather analysts agree.
Depending on how other systems move, the storm could produce just a dusting of snow. A southern rain belt and a clipper system will meet off the Eastern seaboard. Depending on where they meet will determine the strength of the developing snow storm and weather models differ.
Here’s the current forecast:
Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight Snow likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Rain or freezing rain likely before 7am, then rain. High near 40. Northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Friday Night Sleet before 9pm, then snow. Low around 25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.