Boston prepares for upcoming winter storm – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — Students at Boston Public Schools cannot expect a snowy day just yet, Mayor Michelle Wu said Monday as expected winter weather nears the region.

Wu discussed storm preparations hours before rain is forecast in the area Monday night. Forecasts are currently calling for a change from rain to snow on Tuesday, with a total accumulation of between three and six inches in Boston itself.

Wu said officials have been monitoring the forecasts, keeping an eye on factors other than snow.

“What all forecasts have across the various estimates are very strong winds,” Wu said.

Wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour could hit Boston.

Winds could be even faster outside of the city, with gusts between 50 and 60 miles per hour on Cape Ann and the South Shore and the Cape and Islands.

In Boston, Wu said officials have been in touch with companies that have cranes or other large construction projects underway to discuss efforts to secure materials and equipment.

Regarding possible school closures or early layoffs, Wu said decisions are influenced by the timing of snow arrival and the speed at which snow falls.

Follow the latest predictions and more on the 7WEATHER blog.

Some schools in Massachusetts have already announced closures and early layoffs for Tuesday. See the latest information on closures and delays here.

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