A messy commute


HUDSON – Sunday’s storm, which started as rain then switched to snow, will likely lead to a messy commute this morning.

Doug Webster, a senior meteorologist at Meteorlogix in Woburn, Mass., said the rain and snow Sunday would be followed by 25-degree weather, which will turn the precipitation to ice.

“Travel in the morning will be lousy,” said Webster, of Hudson, who writes a monthly weather column for The Telegraph.

Total snow accumulations were expected to be 4-9 inches in central and western Hillsborough County, Cheshire County and in several Massachusetts counties, according to the National Weather Service. Webster said Central Maine would get the brunt of the storm, with between 10 and 20 inches of snow falling there.

The wet snow may cause downed limbs and power outages. High winds may “aggravate these problems,” according to the NWS warning.

Local emergency services reported no serious storm-related problems. However, some emergency workers have responded to reports of cars off the road and wires touched by trees. Nashua issued a parking ban for Sunday night ending at 6 this morning, to help make clearing the roads a bit easier.

Once the storm has passed, Webster expects wind gusts to pick up today, between 40-45 mph.

Though most may be sick of the snow, Webster said the weather may be good for skiers, who will notice “fantastic” conditions on the slopes.