Snowstorm to Only Graze Boston

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
March 3, 2014; 5:12 AM ET
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A storm that will bring major disruptions of travel and daily activities to much of the nation will try to take a swipe at Boston Monday morning.

The Boston area should only be grazed by the northern fringe of the snow. Despite minimal snow totals, a coating can still make roads slick for a time.

A sharp northern cutoff to the snow is possible with very dry, cold air to the north and very warm, moist air to the south.

The Boston area is likely to receive around a fresh coating with only flurries to the north of the city. However, areas to the south of Boston and around the Cape are likely to be closer to 1 to 3 inches.

Lengthy flight delays and many cancellations are expected with of the storm, as it has covered a large swath of the country, including many major airline hubs.

Along the Atlantic coast, the storm is not forecast to generate a great deal of wind. However, snowfall rates in some portions of the mid-Atlantic can reach or surpass 2 inches per hour Monday. Such intense snowfall can overwhelm shoveling and plowing operations, as well as strand motorists.

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Motorists heading southwest on I-95 though should expect very slippery and snowy conditions along much of the way with the potential for road closures in some locations.

More cold weather will follow the storm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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