A nor'easter is kicking up winds and parcipatation in Belmont today, with sleet and snow already falling in the Town of Homes and to the north of Boston.
According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation was predicted to start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and would likely impact the afternoon commute.
Atmospheric conditions are converting falling rain into snow in Boston north, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict.
"I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog.
"The snow will lose that battle to rain, although that process takes longer outside 495."
The National Weather Service has issued wind and coastal flood advisories ahead of the storm, calling for sustained winds of 20-25 MPH and gusts of 50 MPH. While not as strong as the winds from Sandy, the gusts are enough to cause damage.