Storm Impacts Graphics: Tuesday afternoon snow

The sixth winter weather event of February is in the forecast for Tuesday. A disturbance cutting through the Ohio Valley will pass through New England spreading snow and a snow/rain mix over CT, RI, and MA. The best chance of accumulating snow is away from the coast, but a burst of snow around midday could bring accumulating snow to most spots. Here is a look at some of the storm’s impacts in the Southeastern New England.


Car Travel Impact – Given the timing of the snow, the wind direction, and the marginal temperatures, it will have to really come down to have a major impact on the roads. It looks like there could be some impressive bursts of snow in the afternoon, and there is a decent chance that untreated roads will become snow-covered. The evening commute could be slowed considerably by the snow, especially north of Providence.

School Impact – Many schools are on February break, but for those that are in session, there are no concerns about being able to get to school in the morning. The snow will not begin until mid to late morning. There may be some issues on the ride home as the snow will be coming down steadily in most of Southeastern New England. It’s not really a day to cancel school, but the ride home from school could be a lot slower than normal.

Air Travel Impact – This is a relatively small storm that will bring a period of snow to many of the major airports in the Northeast. It may not be enough to cancel many flights, but delays could be commonplace from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

Wind Potential – Peak winds will be 20-30 mph out of the east-southeast on Cape Cod. That is certainly nothing that will cause any problems.

Storm Duration – It will be a short-duration storm with only about 4-6 hours of steady precipitation bookended by a couple of hours lighter precipitation at the start and finish.

Snow totals – See the updated accumulation map here.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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