Strong winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with dangerous gusts of up to 50 mph are expected Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Somerville and Middlesex County through 4 p.m., stating, "winds will be most gusty this morning and early afternoon."
"Winds will be strong enough to bring down some tree limbs and power lines. This will be especially more common in areas where heavy wet snow is coating trees causing them to be weakened," states the advisory.
Road and sidewalk conditions
Meanwhile, though a high of 35 degrees and sunny skies are predicted, the wind chill could drop as low as -7 degrees. This could make for slippery conditions on uncleared sidewalks and some roadways. Proceed carefully.
According to City spokesperson, Jaclyn Rossetti, the Chief of Police reports five automobile accidents occurred overnight from Sunday to Monday, a higher number than the average of about two to three.
Snow Emergency Lifted
As of 8 p.m. Monday, the snow emergency is no longer in effect. Cars may now park on the odd side of the road. To avoid ticketing:
- Parking stickers must be visible by 8 p.m. Tuesday.
- Cars must be cleared of snow by 8 p.m. Wednesday.
- Sidewalks must be cleared by roughly 1 p.m. Tuesday. After the end of a storm, property owners have six hours between sunrise, which today is at 7:19 a.m., and sunset to clear sidewalks.
- All cars should have been removed from school and municipal lots as of 10 p.m. Monday.
Katie Lannigan contributed to this report.