Live updates: Light snow for most until Saturday morning

BOSTON — Light snow will continue to fall throughout the evening Friday with a few more inches of accumulation expected and slippery travel conditions throughout southern New England.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for eastern and southeastern Massachusetts until midnight.

The Friday evening commute will be impacted, but most roads will be wet due the treatment and daytime heating. Snow will mostly end in the evening with just some flurries Saturday.

Final storm totals late Friday will range from 2 to 4 inches from central MA to the North Shore. Dry air will limit totals in northern Mass. and southern New Hampshire to 1 to 3 inched. The I-95 corridor and southeast, including Boston, will end up with 3 to 5 inches, keeping in mind an inch or two has already fallen.

Areas in southeast Mass. where several inches have already fallen will end up in the range of 4 to 7 inches.

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Live updates for Friday, Feb. 19

12 p.m.: Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through tonight as snow continues to fall.

5:40 a.m.: Most of Mass. should expect an inch or two of additional accumulation today, though some spots could see 3 to 4 inches from a moderate burst of evening snow.

5:15 a.m:

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Thursday, Feb. 18

2:30 p.m.: Snow begins to move in.

6:45 a.m.: Snow is on our doorstep and will likely arrive around midday into the afternoon.



Wednesday, Feb. 17

4:00 p.m.: The latest snow totals map from the Boston 25 Weather Team shows a chance for less snow in western, central and northeastern Massachusetts but also raises the potential totals across the southeastern part of the state along with most parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Additionally, the Winter Storm Watch that was originally in place for most of southern New England has been replaced with a Winter Weather Advisory. That advisory originally covered all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island but was quickly updated to include the entirety of Connecticut as well.

8:15 a.m.:

6:30 a.m.: The Boston 25 Weather Team is forecasting a widespread 4 to 8 inches as a slow-moving storm starting Thursday morning lingers into Friday.


Tuesday, Feb. 16

3:45 p.m.: Winter Storm Watch issued for all of central and eastern Massachusetts, except Cape Cod and the Islands.

7:30 a.m.: Temperatures across Massachusetts range from the 30′s to the 50′s, with the Cape seeing the warmest weather.

7:13 a.m.: Ice is building up in Fitchburg.

6:15 a.m.: Be very careful on the roads this morning.

6 a.m.: Watch team coverage of weather, traffic and live conditions in Fitchburg and Worcester.

6 a.m.: Substantial icing is happening in central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

5 a.m.: Here’s a look at some of the road conditions this morning. Many roads have been treated overnight, but sidewalks and driveways in some spots are coated in ice.

4:30 a.m.: The state’s new mass vaccination site at Worcester State University set to open Tuesday will delay its opening until the afternoon due to slippery road conditions.

Appointments originally scheduled for today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. have been moved to Saturday, Feb 20. Afternoon appointments, starting at 1:30 p.m. will still go on as planned. The City of Worcester said emails have been sent to those with appointments booked for Tuesday alerting them to the change.

The Worcester site is the state’s fifth mass vaccination site and the first location in Central Mass. The site is set to run Tuesday through Saturday, with normal operating hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday, Feb. 15:

6:30 p.m.: Icing and power outages are a concern tonight into tomorrow morning. Drive carefully during your Tuesday morning commute!

1 p.m.: Meteorologist Jason Brewer says there’s a risk of icing in Boston as temperatures drop and snow moves its way in from the west.

12 p.m.: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY. Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz is watching for slick travel inland tonight and tomorrow.

9 a.m.: Shiri breaks down what to expect as of Monday morning.

8 a.m.: Power outages are expected across Massachusetts. Make sure to charge all your devices.



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Online Resources:

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Winter driving tips from MassDOT:

- Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, even the hood and roof, before driving, (start with the tailpipe).

- Leave plenty of room for stopping

- Remember that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.

- Use brakes carefully. Brake early. Brake correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.

- Bridge decks freeze first. Due to the difference in the exposure to air, the surface condition can be worse on a bridge than on the approach road.

- Exit ramps are an even greater challenge during the winter since they may have received less anti-icing material than the main line.

- Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows – stay back at least 200 feet and don’t pass on the right.

- Seat belts should be worn at all times – it’s the law.

- Most importantly please remember to slow down.


Additional snow content:

- Ice safety tips for safe winter fun

- What is wind chill and how can it hurt you?

- How and when to protect your pipes from freezing

- Winter weather: How to shovel, remove snow safely

- Here’s what to have in your snow emergency kit