BOSTON (WHDH) - Rain showers transitioned into snow in Massachusetts on Friday.

A cold front made its way into southern New England from the west causing the rain to change over to snow, according to 7NEWS Meteorologist Jaisol Martinez.

Western Mass. was the first area to see the changeover with snow beginning to fall in the early afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., flakes were sighted as far east as Worcester.

The changeover continued to move with eastern Mass. seeing snowflakes around 6 p.m. The snow is less likely to stick in these lower elevations.

This marks the first measurable snowfall of the season.

The majority of the Bay State could get a coating of snow, while higher elevations in Central and Western Mass. may receive a coating to one inch of snow. This snow will be a good coating for much of ski country.

The snow accompanied by gusty winds may reduce visibility at times.

The snow showers are projected to move out as early as 11 p.m. but the cold and wind will stick around Saturday.

Visit the 7Weather page for the latest weather updates.

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