Many folks in New England are still cleaning up from last week's powerful nor'easter, and it looks like we're getting more major weather on Wednesday. A winter storm watch has been issued for most of Massachusetts for Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, with forecasts predicting snow, ice, and sleet.
But experts aren't quite sure just how much snow we can expect...
Why the uncertainty with Wed-Thu storm? It's actually typical of most winter storms. Avg model track error at 48 hours (where we are now) last winter was nearly 115 miles! That's why it's too soon to "lock in" to any one model run!— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 5, 2018
Right now, it's looking like the Boston area could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, while central, northern, and far western parts of the state could get 8 to 12 inches.
Worst case scenario? We could see about 15 inches. But there's still a small chance that the storm could entirely miss Boston and the coastline!
Who gets snow and who gets rain? Here's our latest thinking including snowfall totals. Parts of western New England could see as much as 12-16", while our greatest uncertainty is with the rain/snow line in RI & Eastern MA. pic.twitter.com/I44dDL59YU— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 5, 2018