The forecast for the approaching snowstorm has been upped, now calling for as much as eight inches of snow in Hamilton and Wenham. If the forecast materializes, it will be, by far, the largest snowstorm of the winter.
Initially, the National Weather Service because a few inches of snow combined with freezing rain and sleet was expected from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night.
Now, the weather service says more snow is expected. A winter storm warning has been issued, calling for 4-8 inches of snow in Hamilton and Wenham. The winter storm warning runs through 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Overnight on Wednesday night, sleet and freezing rain will also mix with snow for a time. By Thursday, the storm will be all snow again.
The roads have remained just wet – and not slippery – on Wednesday afternoon and forecasters said that the storm is expected to affect Thursday morning’s commute more than Wednesday night’s commute.