UPDATED: No Snow Emergency, School on Despite Winter Storm Watch
Several inches of snow could fall in Malden from the winter storm.
[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 9:20 p.m.]
A message from the City of Malden:
"After careful consideration of the latest weather reports, WE WILL NOT BE DECLARING a snow emergency.
We do however ask that you please use any means of legal off street parking you have available to you to keep the streets free of vehicles so that plows can do a more effective job of clearing the snow for a more efficient morning commute.
We also ask residents that to be considerate while parking off-street and make sure not to park in any businesses, schools or anywhere that you are not authorized to park. Again, please use any means of legal off-street parking you have available to you to allow our snow plows to do their job this evening.
We thank you for your cooperation."
[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 4:42 p.m.]
That snow is expected to begin as flurries early Monday evening and cause a bit of a headache come Tuesday morning's commute.
The bulk of the snow is expected along the coasts, with the Cape and coastal New Hampshire predicted to receive 5 or more inches, according to the WHDH weather blog.
The western suburbs fall in the area predicted to receive 2-3 inches, but Malden is on the border of the 2-3 and 3-5 inch lines.
Most of the snow is expected to fall late tonight through Tuesday mid-day. Along with the snow, according to WHDH, will come arctic air that is expected to stick around throughout the coming week.
[UPDATE: Jan 21, 8:17 a.m.]
Forecasters say the snow will start hitting the coast about 5 p.m. Monday, and then drop 3-5 inches of snow along near the coast and 1 to 3 inches inland, according to the WHDH Channel 7 forecast.
Most of the snow is expected to fall on Tuesday.
A snow storm will roll into Eastern Massachusetts Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Monday afternoon. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge.
Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel 7.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the storm.