Light Icing Monday Night/Tuesday AM; Then the Deluge for Belmont

First ice, then lots and lots of water.

No, it’s not the first steps in making a cocktail but the spate of nasty weather – ice, rain and wind – Belmont residents will face for the next day and a half.

At 3:21 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory that begins at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Dec. 8 until 5 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 that will result in a minor accumulation of ice and snow on roadways and sidewalks.

The conditions will result in “slower than normal travel” due to the slippery road conditions.

“Drivers should allow extra time and be especially careful on bridges and overpasses,” the NWS suggests.

By Tuesday morning, heavy rains – between one-and-a-half to two inches with some areas receiving up to four inches – and strong winds will arrive for most of the day with the likelihood of flooding and street ponding (when water pools at low points in the roadway, generally as a result of inadequate drainage or improper grading) in areas around town. The winds, steady at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, will cause some trees and branches to fall and may lead to power outages.

If you power does go out, call Belmont Light at 617-993-2800. Do not call 911 unless it’s a true emergency.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds will occur during the evening rush hour on Tuesday.

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