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Snowy Sunday in Boston; More Snow on Monday

boston snowOne wintry April system down, one to go.

A messy Sunday morning across the Northeast, specifically in New England and upstate New York, is just the start of two rounds of wintry weather that could seriously impact several cities’ commutes on both Monday morning and evening.

Boston, Massachusetts officially received 1.9″ of snowfall on Sunday morning, pushing the city’s seasonal total above 30″, and the 1.9″ of snow is equal to what Boston typically gets during the entire month of April. Roughly forty miles west, Worcester, Massachusetts saw 4.3″, and Fairmount, New York saw as much as 8.0″ on Sunday.

The next system, however, could bring even more snow to Boston and central and northern New England and upstate New York. Three-to-five inches of snow is expected here through the day on Monday, which will likely significantly impact both the morning and evening commute in the Boston metro area. Much of upstate New York is expected to see a healthy dose of wintry weather as well, with Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany receiving up to 6″ of snow with locally higher amounts possible. Most of the snow is expected to fall here during the morning hours.

Airport delays, school delays and closings and other widespread day-to-day impacts are expected on Monday primarily north of the New York and Pennsylvania border and north of I-84 in southern New England.

Behind this next system, chilly temperatures and gusty winds will keep a winter-like pattern across Boston and the Northeast for most of the rest of the week. Temperatures aren’t expected to climb above the 30s or 40s until a brief warm up on Thursday, only for cold temperatures to return for Friday and into the weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Webcam view courtesy of Boston College

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