FINAL CALL (12/16/08): Well, I hope you enjoyed your mid 60s today as we are going to be heading deep into winter in the next few days. There are three legitamite threats for snow in SNE during the course of the next seven days! The one I am going to talk about is the Wednesday morning commute snowfall potential. To give a little lead up to the storm, tonight a band of shower will push through the area as a frontal passage. Any leftover showers by tomorrow morning will leave a few snow showers about the area, especially south of the Pike, but do not expect any accumulation with these. The afternoon features a lull in the action before snow redevelops from south to north tomorrow night late into early Wednesday morning. It only looks like a short 6-8 hour period of snowfall for SNE, longer in CNE where snow amounts reflect this. Overall, the South Coast and Cape will have mainly rain, while areas along the Pike into BOS pick up a mix of sleet and snow turning to light rain later Wednesday afternoon for 1-2", maybe a spot 3" amount in the pink shading. N&W of here we will have a solid 2-4" event, just west of Route 128 and I-95. This could prompt an Advisory level event for many in the blue area, with the highest amounts of snow in the Lakes Region, where spot 5" amounts are possible.
TIMING: Early WED AM - Early WED PM, tapers from W to ENE.
DURATION: Short; likely only 6-8 hours max
DELAYS: Possible WED AM N&W of BOS, more likely 128 N&W
ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet SE, Slick NW
So, that is all for now. I am becoming pretty confident about this forecast and will upgrade this one to either my final call later tomorrow or if I need to make any changes after tonight's model runs, I will do so tomorrow. Enjoy the last few hours of mild December weather. It looks as if winter is finally going to make it into SNE.