BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A significant snowstorm is heading for the Boston area on Friday after a span of possible record warmth mid-week. The weather rollercoaster starts on Wednesday, with temperatures of up to 68 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That would tie Wednesday's all-time record high for Feb. 23, last set in 2017.
Then, temperatures plummet to a nighttime low of 24 degrees on Thursday, before a snowstorm rolls in. The storm will start very early Friday morning around midnight, and will dump a widespread 8-12 inches of snow between Boston and the Berkshires, according to the Service. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for almost all of Massachusetts besides the Islands.
Accuweather has significantly lower storm totals predicted for Metro Boston and inside of Route 128, with 3-6 inches predicted as well as mixing with sleet and freezing rain.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports: