Storm headed for greater New Bedford to bring rain, wind, possible heavy, plowable snow


Possible snow in April? No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke!

A massive storm is making it’s way across the country from west to east over the next few days. The storm is expected to bring a complete mess to the South Coast region. It’s a slow moving storm which means the nasty weather will persist over a few days.

We’ll begin to feel the edge of the storm at some point on Tuesday afternoon and it will last through Friday morning. The initial impact will conists of rain, but will strengthen as it draws colder air from the north (Geez. Thanks Canada!) Wednesday into Thursday. Rain of approximately 1″-2″ and the storm will switch back and forth from rain to sleet to snow whenever it feels like it.

Accuweather photo.

That frigid blast will bring with it significant winds of up to 50-60 mph and turn the rain into snowflakes by early Thursday morning while we sleep. It also means a dramatic drop in temperature creating a below historical average between 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit. The “feels like” temperatures could drop into single digit negatives. Brrr.

We all know that weather in New England couldn’t care less about forecasts and loves to make liars out of anyone who makes predictions or forecasts. What we can surely expect is nightmare of a commute with hazardous travel conditions all over the South Coast.

Thankfully, low tides will prevent any significant flooding, but beaches will suffer from erosion.

Accuweather photo.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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