It now appears that the third storm in as many weekends will be bringing a slushy mess rather than a winter wonderland to Belmont, according to the latest forecast by the National Weather Service at 4:31 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
By Sunday night, snow accumulations will be limited to two-to-four inches of heavy snow with three-to-six inches in the higher terrain as the storm – which once was predicted bringing a foot or more of snow – will be a mixture of snow and rain, said the NWS which is issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for Belmont and communities north and west of Boston from 3 p.m. Saturday to midnight Sunday.
While the storm will not be bringing snow levels from the two previous weeks, untreated roads and walkways will be snow covered and be quite hazardous, said the notice from NWS in Taunton.
Snow will be arriving in Belmont mainly after 4 p.m. but there will be little or no snow accumulation expected, The storm will turn into a rain and snow event between 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday before turning back to all snow.
Rain will again be mixing with the snow Sunday during the day as temperatures are expected to rise above freezing during the day.
A winter weather advisory is issued by the NWS when snow and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas but accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow would make driving and walking difficult but not impossible.