After the storm, freezing temps

Snow and rain has stopped in much of the state and is likely to be finished entirely by midnight, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

But now it’s time for the thermometer to drop.


Forecasters expect temperatures to plunge overnight, freezing the roads and making for an icy commute Wednesday morning.

“The colder temps will cause refreezing in the 128/95 belt around 9:00 – 11:00 p.m., metro Boston by 10:00 – 11:00 p.m., southeastern MA after midnight, and Cape Cod after 1:00 a.m,” said MEMA spokesman Christopher Besse in a statement Tuesday night.

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Boston should anticipate overnight lows in the mid-20s, while the central and western parts of the state is looking at the mid-teens, said meteorologist Alan Dunham with the National Weather Service in Taunton.

“Any slush or wet roads that are still around and haven’t been treated are going to freeze up,” said Dunham. “… The people who didn’t shovel up and get their slush out of the way, they’re going to have solid ice.”

And with highs in Boston expected in the low 30s for Wednesday, the ice is “not going to go disappearing on you” as the day progresses, he said.


Dunham advised extra care when traveling.

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