More snow tonight

by beth on January 29, 2015

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Above: The National Weather Service predicts we’ll get more snow in town tonight through Saturday. (Image from Facebook)

I have my fingers crossed for school tomorrow. But I can’t tell you what to expect.

The National Weather Service projects that a little snow will begin falling tonight or early tomorrow morning. The snow may continue in the morning with 3-4 inches accumulating before it ends Saturday.

Of course, weather is never certain. And NWS was famously wrong about the blizzard’s impact on New York and New Jersey this week.

So, we’ll have to wait to see what develops.

Here is NWS’ detailed forecast for our Town from this afternoon. (Click here to check for any updates)

Tonight: 

Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 25. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday:

Snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 34. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Saturday

A slight chance of snow before 10 am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

1 southsider February 1, 2015 at 8:16 AM

I’m more than a little disappointed at how little work has been done to improve road conditions around town following the last storm. Now we’ve got another foot of snow forecasted. The last few days could have been spent widening roads and making the corners of intersections much safer.

2 Alan February 1, 2015 at 1:23 PM

I am concerned about the lack of sidewalk work done on the south side of town. I drove the Finn school property and most of the sidewalks are not done. I would have thought out children would be our top priority.

3 Bob Fergundus February 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

I believe the sidewalks are slow because the Town’s one (and only) sidewalk clearing machine is broken. They have been working diligently to fix it, but can’t seem to keep up with the snowfall. I was told by a little bird that the DPW, aside from the sidewalk machine, has redundancy in every other snow removal tool. Sounds to me as though they could use a back-up.

4 resident February 3, 2015 at 12:03 PM

That machine seems to always be broken or at least that is what they say. If it is not reliable, we certainly give them enough budget money to replace it. They don’t really ever do the sidewalks anyway so why bother having the machine? The elderly people at Colonial Village that rely on walking into downtown are basically trapped because the sidewalks are never cleaned….or the machine (as they say) is broken. I think it is just an excuse so they don’t have to do the sidewalks.

5 Ellen February 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Please take a drive around metro west–Southborough roads and sidewalks are in the best condition of any surrounding towns. Our highway department does a fantastic job –even with back to back storms. The sidewalks come last, as a person who uses sidewalks on the southside of town, that is difficult. But we can blame the endless weather, not the highway department. Each time I cross back into Southborough I am thankful to live in a town where the highway department takes pride in their work. Thanks for all your efforts men and women of Southborough Highway Department!!

6 resident February 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

I don’t think our roads are the best around. I don’t think the DPW takes pride in their work either. I don’t think Karen Galligan runs a tight ship and I think she wants to be friends with her employees instead of manage them. All the guys say it, if you ever have a conversation with them. Her run should have been long over for the chaos she has brought to this town and how much it has cost us. I don’t know what roads you are driving on, Ellen but I see a completely different set of roads. I guess we will have to agree to disagree.

7 Al Hamilton February 4, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Ellen

I am more than willing to cut the DPW some slack, this was a very very big storm. Plowing is hard work done in miserable conditions. But the contention that our sidewalks are in better shape than surrounding towns is just not consistent with the facts. I drive through Marlborough every day and work in Hudson. Both of those towns are in much better shape.

Our town budgets are under heavy pressure because we carry a heavy debt load and have a very inefficient infrastructure that deflects money that should be used to provide services towards maintaining and operating underutilized facilities. If you want better road plowing or trash collection or full day kindergarten you first need to deal with this problem.

8 Just Curious February 3, 2015 at 11:42 PM

Resident,

I tend to agree with Ellen on this issue. Just take a drive into downtown Marlboro where you have to park so far into the road that you are outside the white lines marking the parking spaces!

The banks are pretty high but when I used my snow thrower last night, I couldn’t even get the snow over the piles in my driveway due to all this crazy snow!

And to top off all of this stuff, there have been water main breaks in neighborhoods! Can you imagine what a miserable job that must be to work in the middle of a bitterly cold night, digging up frozen ground and then dealing with all that water? Yikes!

9 Jojama February 4, 2015 at 11:17 AM

The DPW SHOULD be able to do a good job… Because it is their job! Comparing Southborough to say Marborough is ridiculous. We essentially have a diner, a nail salon, and a grocery. Were they even open? I would venture a guess, no. So with no school buses and really no businesses, big deal they did their job. Don’t forget last year when the state police vehicle was plowed over.. Very responsible.

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