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First Winter Snowstorm Expected to Hit This Weekend

Snow should start Saturday afternoon.

Credit: National Weather Service.
Credit: National Weather Service.
By Les Masterson

The National Weather Service said on Thursday morning that there’s a “high probability for a winter storm” that will bring at least six inches of snow to Southern New England on Saturday and into Sunday.

NWS forecasters predict that northwest and west of Boston could get more than six inches of heavy snow, while Boston, the coastline and points south will get a rain/snow mix that may mean six inches of snow before changing over to rain.

Meanwhile, 7News is predicting 6 to 9 inches west of Boston; 3-6 inches Boston, North Shore and east of Route 95 south of Boston; and 1-3 inches on the Cape and the Islands.

7News’ Jeremy Reiner said the weekend storm hasn’t even formed yet, but he expects: 

  • The first flakes will hit between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Snow and mixed precipitation will be heavy Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
  • Travel will be difficult from Saturday evening through midday Sunday.
  • The storm should leave the area around 2 p.m. Sunday.

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