The large winter storm that dropped inches of snow in the South is now headed towards the Northeast. And while little in terms of snow accumulation is expected in Belmont, residents should expect strong winds and possible power outages.
According to the National Weather Service's latest forecast, several inches of snow are expected to fall in the western part of the state tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 26, but with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees in the "Town of Homes", the snow is expected to change over to rain or icy rain after midnight.
According to the WHDH 7Weather Blog, the snow will start tonight between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. then quickly turn to rain in the Boston area.
Although there will be little accumulation, drivers should be cautious as roads could get icy.
Rain and snow is likely to end Thursday before 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued both a hazardous weather outlook and a high wind watch for the Belmont area Wednesday night into Thursday. Winds heading northeast could reach 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph, with potential to bring down power lines.
"Winds of this magnitude could down trees and tree limps, power lines and holiday decorations," the advisory reads. "Numerous power outages and minor property damage is possible."
If you experience an outage, call the Belmont Municipal Light Department at 617-993-2800. Do not call 9-1-1; that number should be reserved for emergencies.
More snow is expected to move into the region over the weekend, but forecasters predict it will not hit Belmont.