Commuters in the Braintree area and throughout much of Massachusetts should be aware that light snow could affect travel this afternoon and that black ice could develop tonight.
The National Weather Service's Special Weather Statement, issued Tuesday morning, says that although those living in the region will see little snow accumulation, any mixed precipitation will likely turn into snow tonight as the temperatures drop.
From the statement:
"SOME SNOW MAY STICK ON SOME ROADWAYS DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE...WHICH COULD CAUSE SOME SLIPPERY SPOTS. MOST LOCATIONS WILL SEE GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH OF SNOW...BUT SOME AREAS ACROSS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND INTERIOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS MAY SEE AN INCH OR TWO OF SLUSHY ACCUMULATION.
ANY MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SHOWERS AS TEMPERATURES DROP OFF TONIGHT. THIS MAY PRODUCE AREAS OF BLACK ICE MAINLY AROUND AND AFTER MIDNIGHT...EVEN ACROSS AREAS WHERE THERE WAS MAINLY RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW. MOTORISTS THAT PLAN ON TRAVELING LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING SHOULD TAKE EXTRA TIME IN REACHING THEIR DESTINATIONS."