Saturday Snow On The Way

Tis the season!  While the last few Decembers haven’t featured much cold or snow, this December seems to be kicking winter high gear in the days/weeks ahead as our first chance of widespread snow slides in here this weekend. While it won’t be a blockbuster storm, it will be enough to deliver some messy weather and the first crack at the shovels for many.

Light snow and light rain approach the South Coast of New England Saturday morning, but the rain/snow won’t become more widespread until we get into the afternoon. From early afternoon to early evening, that’s when the bulk of the snow falls with rain mixing in near the coast, especially across the South Shore and mostly rain across the Cape.

Below is a snowfall map that’s forecasted to fall Saturday/Saturday night. Several inches of snow looks likely away from the coastline, with lower amounts across Cape Ann and the South Shore along Route 3.  For Boston, a few inches of wet snow are possible, although if the storms a little closer, winds are more onshore and more rain mixes in for the city and that would cut the #s a bit. Still some fine tuning to do the next couple of days, so look for updated snowfall maps to come! While the winds get gusty at the coast late Saturday/Saturday night, the threat of damaging wind gusts and coastal flooding look low.

More snow is possible Tuesday into Wednesday morning, but no specifics yet on that one. The week ahead does look cold as Wednesday and Thursday’s highs may not get out of the 20s.

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