February 23, 2022 By Meteorologist Michael Page
Many families are traveling this week for school vacation week, but a storm on Friday will create issues on the roads and in the air.
The storm will spread snow across the South Shore starting overnight Thursday into Friday, while we sleep.
The first flakes will likely fly after midnight, then the snow will continue into Friday morning.
Here on the South Shore enough warm air may get involved to create a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain during the midday hours.
The storm will slowly wind down late in the afternoon on Friday, so most of the daylight hours will be impacted.
How Much Snow
As of Wednesday, the expectation is for 4-8" of snow across the South Shore.
If we end up seeing a longer period of mixing, we'll be on the lower end of the range. If the snow holds on longer, we'll be on the higher end of the range.
Either way, this will be a wetter consistency snow, so it will be heavier to move around.
What It Means for Travel
You should expect lots of travel issues Friday.
If at all possible, you should try to complete your travel by Thursday night, or delay it until Friday night.
There will certainly be flight delays at Logan Airport on Friday, and travel on area roadways will be slower than normal.