Clouds to break after snowy, messy morning commute

Four or more inches of snow has fallen across much of New England, delaying trains and making for a messy morning commute — but the clouds are expected to break and the sun will return later in the day.

The MBTA said the commuter rail serving Boston and its suburbs was running up to 15 minutes behind schedule on many routes because of the snowfall.

Numerous crashes were reported on highways around the region, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit on the westernmost portion of Interstate 90 to 40 miles per hour for several hours earlier Thursday.

Time the snow with StormTeam 5’s Futurecast

Snow amounts will vary across southern New England with the highest totals over far western Massachusetts and along and south of the Mass Pike. Most areas will see 3 to 5 inches of snow.

“The snow is very light, fluffy, powdery snow and very easy to move around because the air is very dry,” StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.

The snow will continue to diminish, and skies will brighten by the afternoon.

Dozens of schools delayed opening Thursday. You can check your school district on our Closings and Delays page.

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