Monday Evening Commute Could be Slick
Forecasters are warning that the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make the Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch or two of snow on the ground by Monday evening's commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV.
"Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his latest blog.
Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night."
The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start after 2 p.m. in Salem. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. The weather service predicts that less than an inch of snow will fall.
Lambert also said the snow will change over to sleet and freezing rain "creating an icy glaze on top of the fresh inch or two of snow (close to the coast, snow goes to plain ole drizzle)."
On Tuesday morning, any precipitation will be strictly rain "as warm air finally wins the battle," Lambert said.