UPDATED: Heavy Snow to Start Tuesday Afternoon

February 13, 2024 By Meteorologist Michael Page

UPDATE: Michael Page shares the following update to today’s weather pattern.  The course of the storm remains and we can expect approximately 4-6 inches of heavy snowfall in our area starting early this afternoon through early evening.


A winter storm will bring several hours of heavy snow to the South Shore on Tuesday, just before Valentine’s Day.

The storm will begin around dawn on Tuesday, likely starting as rain or a mixture of rain and snow, on the South Shore since temperatures will be stuck in the middle 30s courtesy of a wind blowing in off the relatively warm ocean waters.

Over the course of Tuesday morning, and especially around midday, any mixture of rain and snow will turn to all snow. The snow will then fall heavily into the afternoon, at times falling at a rate of 1″ per hour.

Travel during this time from midday into the early afternoon will be especially tough.

The storm will wrap up around dinner time on Tuesday, so this is essentially a 12 hour storm for most of us.

Snowfall totals will be in the 4-8″ range for much of Hingham and Cohasset.

Southern portions of Hingham, near Norwell, will likely be on the higher end of the range, with the potential for some neighborhoods to come away with 8-12″ of snow.

Those northeast winds off of the ocean will gust 40-50 MPH at times, strongest along the coast.

That gusty wind, paired with a high astronomical tide during the early afternoon, may result in pockets of coastal flooding as well.

Skies will gradually clear on Wednesday for Valentine’s Day, allowing sunshine to return, though temperatures will remain locked in the 30s.

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