Jul 26, 2014

Roads Getting Slick, Forecast Worsens for Somerville

Storm is making a stronger push to the north and west.

Roads Getting Slick, Forecast Worsens for Somerville

What had been forecast to be a moderate winter storm for Somerville and the Greater Boston area is beginning to pickup momentum and could wind up packing a pretty good wallop.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is now calling for Somerville and the surrounding area to get 4-8 inches of snow.

Snow is expected to continue through the night and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Sunday at 7 a.m.

Visibility on the roads is limited and fog is expected to roll in around midnight to 2 a.m. making it worse. The low temperature tonight will be around 27 degrees. There will also be steady North winds overnight from 15 to 18 mph.

The snow may initially be mixed with rain near the coast, according to the National Weather Service, before changing to all snow. The heaviest snow should fall throughout midnight, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour expected.

Measured snow totals from across the region are available on the National Weather Service's website.

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