While wet snow mixing with rain was expected from Boston north and west to 495, deeply entrenched cold air actually allowed for a mostly snow situation in those areas Wednesday afternoon. So a surprise 2-4″ blanketed areas between 95 and 495. Right near the transition from rain to snow, a bit more fell in localized areas around Foxboro and Walpole! A coating of snow even turned parts of Boston white. Outside of 495 snow was expected to stick, and did.
Here on the South Shore, a chilly rain has been blown by gusts to 57 MPH along the water’s edge in Hingham. Hingham’s Central Fire Station reported a gust to 44 MPH. A gust to 55 MPH was reported in the Humarock section of Scituate.
Minor wind damage has been reported around Southeastern Massachusetts, mainly in the form of a few downed limbs and sporadic power outages. In Hingham, trees were downed on Rockwood Road, East Street, and Eldridge Court. Duxbury, Norwell, and Weymouth also reported downed trees.
At the time of high tide minor coastal flooding occurred, as expected, mainly due to splash-over. Warren Avenue in Plymouth, and Quincy Shore Drive, were both closed for a time due to the advancing tide.
The precipitation, and winds, will start to taper off after midnight, but even Thursday looks rather unsettled with occasional showers and blustery conditions.