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!
With a storm that lasted most of Thursday, and dropped North of a foot of snow, Watertown’s Department of Public Works crews have been busy the last couple days.
Snow totals in the area show that more than a foot of snow fell in Watertown. The National Weather Service reports that West Newton got 15 inches and it measured 13 inches in Arlington. The storm was a tough one to handle, said DPW Superintendent Gerry Mee. “It was not the biggest accumulation but because of the cold temperatures and intensity of the storm it was very difficult,” Mee said. The snow emergency and all-day parking ban will remain in place for now because roads have been narrowed by the snow, Mee said.
The snow storm coming through the Boston area could bring another several inches of snow, or more, and has already canceled some events in Watertown.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday. WCVB Channel 5’s forecast puts Watertown in the band expected to get 6-12 inches of snow over the two days. As of 6 p.m., the Watertown Public Schools announced it will close schools on Monday, Feb. 13. Also, all evening activities will be cancelled.
There’s no break from the snow for the Boston area, as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday through most of Monday. Another 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall in Watertown beginning Sunday and lasting through Monday. The Winter Storm Watch lasts from 7 a.m. Sunday morning through Monday at 7 p.m.
WCVB Channel 5 forecast calls for the snow possibly turning to rain before going back to snow on Sunday. The snow to start falling steadily Sunday afternoon and the heaviest snowfall on Monday. Areas north and west of Boston will get more snow, while the Cape and Southeast Mass.
Effective 6 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 7, the Town of Watertown is under a snow emergency, the Superintendent of Public Works declared. The Watertown Police sent out the following announcement:
On street parking is now banned, any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing. Please assist the public works department by not parking on the street and allowing the public works vehicles full access to clear the streets. We would appreciate your assistance by clearing any snow from fire hydrants and catch basins in your area.
A late winter snow storm will be blowing through the area Sunday night and Monday morning, and Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn requested that residents take cars off the road to allow plows to do their work.
The Police Department has already ended the winter parking ban, but Lawn told residents to aid plows and emergency vehicles by removing their cars to municipal lots and other off-street parking areas. “With a pending snowstorm due tonight, Sunday March 20th into Monday we are asking residents to remove their vehicles from the roadways so the streets can be plowed,” the announcement said. “If a snow emergency is declared vehicles will be towed from the roadways.” Snow should start falling around midnight in Watertown, and the area could get 2-4 inches of snow and the worst of it could hit during the morning commute, according to the WCVB Channel 5 weather report. The town appears to be on the line between 2-4 inches and 4-8 inches according to WBZ Channel 4.
Another round of snow is on its way to Watertown, and the Boston region could get another foot or more in a long-lasting storm. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch starting at 1 a.m. on Sunday and ending at 1 a.m. on Tuesday. WHDH Channel 7 has Watertown in the area that will get 8 to 14 inches of snow (see above). Further north in Massachusetts and New Hampshire could get up to 20 inches, while the Cape and Southeast Mass. will get 5 to 8 inches.
A storm with a mix of snow and rain will hit town early Saturday morning and the National Weather Service has upgraded the amount of snow forecast to fall on Watertown. Snow will begin falling at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning and the storm is forecast to drop 3-7 inches of snow and sleet on Watertown, according to the NWS website. Precipitation will be mostly snow before 10 a.m., then freezing rain between 10 a.m. and noon a mix of snow and rain after noon. The forecast for Sunday is sunny with a high around 34, but there is a chance of snow Sunday night and Saturday.