Nor’easter threatening 8-12″ heavy snow and 45 mph wind gusts

by beth on December 5, 2020

NWS snow map

Above: The latest NWS forecast shows our town near the center of the storm, likely escaping the worst but still getting quite a big snowfall. (click to enlarge)

Today’s winter storm is threatening to change from rain to snow at about 1:00 pm this afternoon in Southborough. As of early this morning, the National Weather Service is forecasting 8-12″ of snow in Southborough.

Southborough Emergency Management warned yesterday:

the snow will be wet and heavy increasing the potential for isolated power outages and poor driving conditions. There is also the potential for a band of 1″-3″ per hour snowfall rates but the NWS is not sure where this will set up yet.

Wind gust are forecast at 40-45 mph. Snowfall is likely to end by the middle of the night.

Below are more of NWS’ forecast maps and the hourly chart:

NWS hourly forecast NWS wind gusts map NWS map rain to snow timing map

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