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[February 23, 2022 – 3:45 PM | Friday Winter Storm Update from NWS Boston

  • Precipitation likely starts off as a period of moderate to heavy snow during the pre-dawn hours, then likely changes to a wintry mix across portions of the region.
  • The greatest risk is for 8+ inches of snow north of the Mass Pike.


  • Beginning Friday pre-dawn hours
  • Tapering off late Friday evening into Friday Night
  • Friday morning commute will be impacted, and possibly evening commute.
  • Snowfall rates of an inch per hour or greater will be likely for a period of time, possibly coinciding with the Friday morning commute.
  • Potential for wet/sticky snow on tree limbs & power lines to cause potential power outages, especially in central/northeast Massachusetts
NWS Alerts
  • Winter Storm Watch from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday
  • Warnings will possibly be hoisted overnight for portions of the area
Forecast Challenges
  • Uncertainty in timing of changeover from snow to a wintry mix
  • Location of changeover line
  • Duration of the expected heavy burst of snow during the morning
Post-event Outlook
  • Before normal temperatures. Lows mainly 10-20 Friday night.  Highs in the 30s Saturday.  Dry weather is expected this weekend.
Next NWS Briefing
  • 5:00 AM Thursday