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Flash freeze, messy Friday commute expected across the area



According to the National Weather Service, a burst of accumulating snow along with a flash freeze to impact the Friday morning rush hour.

Rain is expected to develop this evening and then change to snow across western MA and northwest CT between 10 pm and 2 am…occurring earliest in the high terrain. The rain will then change to snow between 3 and 5 am across eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The snow may fall moderate to heavy for a short time…resulting in a quick 1 to 2 inches of snow along with poor visibility. There is a low risk for some 3 to 4 inch snow amounts if the rain changes to snow earlier than expected. In addition…temperatures will be falling into the 20s so a flash freeze will combine with accumulating snow to result in hazardous travel on roadways.

Unfortunately…this burst of snow along with the flash freeze will coincide with part of the Friday morning rush hour. Motorists should be prepared for hazardous travel. The snow will come to an end by 8 am across western MA and northern CT and by 10 am across eastern MA and RI…but temperatures will be falling into the 20s.



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