UPDATE: Snowfall Could Pile Up to 17 Inches Now
The National Weather Service is now forecasting 10-17 inches of snow for Wednesday's storm. Driving conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday will be hazardous with 1/4-mile to 1/2-mile of visibility out on the roads.
Make that up to 17 inches.
The National Weather Service issued the latest alert at 4:20 p.m., predicting even more snow – between 10 and 17 inches – from late Tuesday night through Wednesday. The NWS upped the forecast from 7-12 inches to 10-14 inches earlier this afternoon.
The initial advisory of four inches of snow or more was upgraded to a winter storm watch early Monday morning for heavy snowfall throughout southern New England, and that prediction was increased shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
NWS says snow may fall at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour. The worst of the snowfall is still expected between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
“Hazardous travel conditions are expected Tuesday night and at least through the day Wednesday. Visibilities will be poor. [The] commute on Wednesday morning will be very challenging,” says NWS.
Visibility will be between 1/4-mile and 1/2-mile with 15-25 mph winds, gusting up to 40 mph.
NWS says that anyone traveling in the next 24-36 hours should monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to change their plans if need be.