Coastal storm brings wintry mix to kick off work week in Massachusetts – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Despite cold temperatures over the weekend, the sun was helpful in melting some of the ice from last Friday. Hope you enjoyed the calm weather, as the volatile period continues: another coastal storm will pass through New England to kick off the work week. This one, however, is not a big storm, and precipitation will be the main danger. No big wind worries, no coastal issues and no hard frost to deal with.

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A developing system off the southeastern United States will move up the coast on Monday and slide south and east of New England, sweeping the region with a winter mix. Despite some snowflakes to start, much of eastern MA will experience mostly rain as temperatures rise throughout the day. However, light to mixed snow is expected for the interior locations. Uneven coatings on a few inches of fresh snow are possible, as well as a slight glaze of ice. Travel north and higher accumulations are possible, which is ideal for ski resorts.

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for northern CT and central MA, including the eastern slopes of the Berkshires from noon Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday. The greatest impact is probably after sunset until early night.

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Travel may be affected during Monday afternoon and evening trips as snow turns into a mix and untreated surfaces become slippery from light accumulations primarily west of 495. Worst conditions are more likely on higher ground, where temperatures are slower to rise. the day. Slippery places are possible at night.

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As this system moves away, there could be a few showers or light snow before dawn on Tuesday, but the showers will end during the morning. Temperatures will rise near or slightly above normal. The weather pattern will remain calm for much of the week with mostly dry weather and highs near 40.

Maria D. Ervin