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Snow will continue to fall, won't taper off until Tuesday evening

Next Weather: WBZ midday forecast for February 28
Next Weather: WBZ midday forecast for February 28 03:11

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Meteorologist, Executive Weather Producer

BOSTON - Some woke up Tuesday to as much as 6-to-7 inches of snowfall and others saw just a coating in southern New England.

Snowfall overnight was heaviest over parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. Amounts were much lighter and spottier north and west of Boston.

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We'll continue to see light snow fall varying in intensity through the afternoon.

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Additional light accumulations are possible on grassy surfaces, mainly coatings up to one inch. There's mixing at the coast as temperatures have warmed and will limit any additional snow. 


Snow will generally fill in again by midday and be light to moderate in intensity. Some mixing with or a change to rain is likely over the South Coast.

Through the afternoon, temperatures will warm a few degrees, causing some mixing with rain along the immediate coastline. Elsewhere, the snow will continue light to moderate. Well inland, the snow will become more scattered by this evening.

By 8-to-9 p.m. most of the snow will be done with just a few areas of light flurries remaining.

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The roads, for the most part, should be manageable as long as the intensity of the snow remains light to moderate. This time of year, with the higher sun angle, it is very difficult to accumulate snowfall on the pavement during the daylight hours. Therefore, most of the remaining accumulation will be on the grass.

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High temperatures Wednesday will be in the 40s, so there will be plenty of melting going on.

On Thursday we expect more mild weather with some rain showers.

Another winter storm arrives on Friday/Saturday.

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