How Long Will the Snow, Sleet & Freezing Rain Last?


Snow continues throughout Western Montana Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. Generally, however, more snow NW, more sleet/freezing rain/rain SE. Light snow accumulations possible.

According to the National Weather Service, more heavy snowfall could go through Monday and the region should brace for another surge of winter moisture throughout the Northwest. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches. The NWS said the snow will be followed by a chance of sleet and more snow in the evening.

A new system will bring some rain showers in from the south by late afternoon or evening.

These predicted amounts carry with them a high degree of uncertainty as they depend on exactly when transitions between precipitation types occur and are subject to adjustment. There are some signs the snow may linger over eastern MA for a good deal of Friday, adding a couple more inches to the 4 to 8 inches that I'm expecting.

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The snow could lead to risky travel later Thursday and into Friday morning. Even inland areas will be significantly above freezing today so we should see much of the ice out there melt.

The low tonight will be near 12 degrees... so melting won't be happening. Further south in OR, the city of Portland reported 10 inches of snow Saturday with, as the Associated Press reports, power outages leaving some 200,000 residents in the region in the dark that night. Temperatures 26 to 31. Precipitation may be heavy at times in the morning. Accumulation likely. Temperatures 25 to 30. Winds of 8-11 miles per hour are expected during the day, calming to 3-6 miles per hour overnight. Tonight, freezing rain mixes with and then changes over to rain. Temperatures 26 to 32.

More snow is expected Thursday on Staten Island, along with the possibility of sleet and ultimately rain, an AccuWeather senior meteorologist said Tuesday. Temperatures 29 to 34.

As of 7 p.m. Monday night, Tier 1 restrictions were put in place on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476) as well as on the entire lengths of Interstate 80, Interstate 81, Interstate 84 and Interstate 380. Temperatures 28 to 34.