This winter's storm procession continues at around 12:00 AM EST with predictions going as high as 12-14 inch inland and as low as 3-6 inches along the coast. This comes on the heels of what was supposed to be a Monday's dusting evolving into a 5 inch dump. Today's (Tuesday) weather of 38 degree temperatures will go to waste as the new pile will make Monday feel like a dusting in comparison. Cancellations are already being announced all across the northeast in anticipation of hazardous traveling conditions.
Already (in this case) is a good thing. In spite of Monday's miscalculation on the amount of snow you can bet Wednesday's continued early morning accumulations will be at about peak by the commute.
Regardless if it makes the model's peak high prediction, there's going to be a mess in the morning. So why not get the workflow moving while there is still time?
There is reluctance (especially on the part of upper management in the private business sector) to what some would argue as "premature" planning and a potential waste of spending. There were no early release/dismissals (to my knowledge) on Monday and no horror stories like Atlanta's 20 plus hour traffic jam (for what amounted to the same accumulation) to report. So we have some who believe that we are New Englanders and should be hearty enough to accept our conditions and move on to regular business as usual.