A mixture of rain and snow headed for the South Shore

March 13, 2023 by Meteorologist Michael Page

After a fairly quiet winter, the last few weeks have turned stormy, bringing a mixture of rain and snow to the South Shore.

This week’s storm will be very similar.

Rain that first arrived Monday will continue into Tuesday morning. As the center of this storm swirls near the coastline, colder air will be drawn into our area.

That will allow the rain to mix with, and even change to, snow during the afternoon and evening hours.

As we’ve seen with other recent storms, accumulations will be fairly limited, with 1-3″ likely on the South Shore. Much of this accumulation will be on grassy or unpaved surfaces.

Treated roadways and surfaces should mainly remain wet or slushy, with temperatures staying near or slightly above freezing.

Significant accumulation, near or over a foot, is expected through interior portions of New England. There it will be a heavy, wet snow.

In addition to the mixture of rain and snow near the coastline, winds will be strong, gusting 40-50 MPH on the South Shore. At the immediate beaches some gusts will occasionally exceed 50 MPH.

Due to the winds, the MBTA has cancelled ferry service between Hingham and Boston on Tuesday.

The storm will begin to pull away Wednesday, so we will dry out with partial clearing over the course of the day.

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