Latest Forecast: Windy and Snowy 'til Friday Noon; Outages Possible
A Winter Storm Warning and a Wind Advisory is in effect. If residents experience a power outage, call the Belmont Municipal Light Department at 617-993-2800.
Although initial forecasts predicted mostly rain for the Boston area, Belmont residents woke up to snow on the ground and covering their cars.
Forecasters have said that this will be a prolonged storm that will last throughout the day today and into tomorrow morning. When all is said and done, Belmont can expect 3 to 6 inches, according to WHDH.
In addition, a wind advisory is also in effect. NWS is predicting winds of 15-to-25 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. The heavy, wet snow combined with high winds could result in scattered power outages throughout eastern Massachusetts, NWS says.
If residents experience a power outage, call the Belmont Municipal Light Department at 617-993-2800. Do not call 911.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Belmont, which is in effect until 1 p.m. Friday. NWS says most of the snow accumulation will take place overnight Thurday and into Friday morning, making roads slick for the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes.
In the WHDH Weather Blog, Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner says snow will be steady along and east of I-95. Areas west of I-95 will see patchy snow this morning and more steady precipitation later today.
By tonight, Reiner says everyone can expect "widespread-steady snow."
Some Mass. schools have already started announcing early dismissals for Thursday. There has not been any announcements for Newton schools so far, but stay tuned to Patch for updates.