Snow, Rain Falling Across Massachusetts Monday


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An early spring storm is moving across Massachusetts Monday, bringing snowfall to the northern and western parts of the state while coastal areas were expected to see that snow change to rain.

The National Weather Service said 2-4 inches of snow were expected from 495 to the New Hampshire border, while the Berkshires and Worcester Hills could get up to 4-8 inches of "heavy, wet snow."

In the eastern part of the state, 1-3 inches were possible.

Around noon, NWS said, light snow had spread across most of Connecticut and western and central Massachusetts. Light snow began falling in Boston around 2:30 p.m.

Parts of the state were under winter storm warnings or advisories:

MassDOT warned motorists Monday afternoon to take care driving in the storm, and asked anyone to reconsider their travel plans.

"Everyone traveling should monitor the forecast and expect to travel at slower speeds when the precipitation is falling," MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver said in a release. "We advise people to keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and allow plenty of room to safely slow down."

The agency said they had around 3,900 pieces of equipment available for snow and ice operations.

Temperatures were expected to stay in the 30s and above freezing overnight.

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