Another Nor’easter Heading Toward Watertown on Monday & Tuesday

Just when the Snow Emergency from the last storm was lifted another Nor’easter looms on the horizon for Watertown and the rest of Eastern Massachusetts. The  third snow storm this month is due to start hitting Monday and continue through Tuesday with half a foot or more of snow possible. 

The National Weather Services has issued a Winter Storm Watch from 11 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Forecasters from different TV stations have different predictions, but all say that Eastern Massachusetts is likely to get several inches of snow. WHDH Channel 7 weather forecasters say it will be 6-12 inches. WCVB Channel 5’s forecast says 5-10 inches, and WBZ Channel 4 predicts 6-9 inches. The snow will not be as wet and heavy as the last storm, and wind gusts of 25 mph are expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Mid-Week Nor’Easter Could Drop Half a Foot of Snow on Area

The second Nor’easter in less than a week could drop as much as 6 inches of snow on the Watertown area. The National Weather Services issued a Winter Storm Watch from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, to 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 8. Snow will start falling lightly in the morning and the heaviest snowfall will be on Wednesday night, according to WHDH Channel 7’s forecast. Watertown is near the line between the 3-6 inches and 7-12 inches of snowfall on WHDH’s snow forecast map. Winds will not be as intense as Friday’s storm, which cause damage in Watertown including bringing down several utility poles on Arsenal Street and knocked down trees.

Snow Storm Could Drop Several Inches of Snow Saturday Night

A winter storm will hit the area on Saturday night into Sunday, with three or more inches of snow expected in town. Snow is expected to start falling around 9 p.m. The Boston area is expected to get 3-6 inches of snow and could be heavy at times, according to WCVB Channel 5. The weather will quickly change to a sunny Sunday, with a high of 44, according to the National Weather Service. Next week, the temps could reach the 60s!

Heavy Rains Friday, Saturday Could Result in Flooding in Watertown

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Friday and Saturday. Up to three inches of rain could drop on the area during that time, and combining with melting snow could lead to flooding. Heavy rain is expected to hit the area beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday morning. The rain plus the snow melt could result in stream and river flooding. The Flood Watch is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Expected Snowfall Amount Increased in Thursday’s Storm

The snowstorm rolling through the area Thursday will be heavier than first thought, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service forecast calls for 8-12 inches of snow, with areas as much as 14 inches, during the storm that will start at in the early hours of Thursday and continue for 24 hours. On Tuesday, the forecast was for 5-7 inches. The snow map produced by WCVB Channel 5, Watertown is in the area forecast to get 10-15 inches of snow. Blizzard conditions are possible during the storm.

Nor’easter Could Dump Several Inches of Snow on Area on Thursday

(Read the latest update on Thursday’s storm here. The expected snow totals have been increased). A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Eastern Massachusetts on Thursday, and the storm could drop half a foot or more of snow on Watertown. The Nor’easter is forecast to hit the area beginning the around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, and continue through the day.

Snow and Freezing Rain Expected Friday into Saturday, White Christmas Possible

A snow storm will be coming through the Watertown area Friday afternoon through early Saturday. Meanwhile, more precipitation is expected on Christmas, but it is not clear whether it will be snow, rain or a mix. The National Weather Service forecasts up to 3 inches of rain in the area on Friday, turning to freezing rain on Saturday. The snow will begin after 1 p.m. Friday. Ice is possible in the area and likely North and West of I-495 as well as near Worcester and west.

Strong Winds, Rain Cause Power Outages, Damage in Watertown

High winds and heavy rain Sunday night into Monday morning caused scattered damage in Watertown and left hundreds without power. The storm, which howled for several hours, knocked down tree limbs and even a chimney, and kept first responders busy all night. Winds gusted over 5o miles per hour in the area. “We were responding to calls all night, all our apparatuses,” said Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus. “Electrical calls, tree calls and we had a chimney come down and do damage to the house next door on Gilbert Street.”