Boston: Weekend Snowstorm Could Shut Down Travel

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
December 14, 2013; 7:45 AM ET
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A snowstorm will affect much of New England right into Sunday. Expect travel delays with the potential for some roads to close for a time well inland.

While some warmer air will move up with the storm causing sleet and rain to mix in across southeastern areas, including Boston, odds favor an extended period of snow over central and northern New England.

For a time Sunday morning, the snow can fall at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Roads are likely to be slippery and snow covered in many locations. Flight delays and cancellations are possible.

Accumulations will range from around 3 inches on Nantucket, Mass., to around 6 inches in Boston and close to a foot north and west of 128.

If the warm air fails to reach into southeastern Massachusetts, a heavier accumulation could occur, including around Boston, as well as Rhode Island.

The storm will move away Sunday afternoon. Snow and slush will melt off roads. However, temperatures will plunge below freezing Sunday night causing wet areas to freeze. Be on the alert for black ice as a result.

Updates on the storm will continue on AccuWeather.com.

RELATED:
Latest Snowfall Accumulation Map
Boston Interactive Weather Radar
Snowstorm Expands Into New England

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