For The Rest Of Today: A mixture of sun and clouds expected for the rest of the day today. High temperatures will be between 34 and 38 Degrees.
Snow Is Expected Late Tonight Through Saturday: An area of low pressure is forecast to track to the south and east of Nantucket during the day on Saturday bringing snow to all of Western and Central Mass from very late tonight through the day on Saturday.
Snow is expected to develop across the area between 3 and 6 am Saturday morning and then continue through all of Saturday morning. There is some question as to whether the snow will continue into Saturday afternoon or not. Some of the weather forecast guidance indicates the snow to end by midday while other guidance suggests a continuation of the snow through much of Saturday afternoon. At this point, I think that the snow likely will continue into at least mid-afternoon Saturday before coming to an end during the late afternoon hours.
Here is my forecast snow total map for late tonight through Saturday:
A Much Bigger Snowstorm Is Possible Sunday Night Into Monday Morning: An area of low pressure is forecast to track from the southeastern United States Sunday to near the Cape by Monday morning. This is the type of track that most often gives Western and Central Mass a snowstorm.
Snow is expected to overspread Western and Central Mass by Sunday evening with snow expected all night Sunday night. The snow likely will continue into Monday morning before ending around late morning Monday.
At this point, I think we are looking at widespread snow totals of 6 to 12 inches across Western and Central Mass. It should be noted that this is still an “early call” and I will continue to fine tune the forecast over the next couple of days – so, keep checking back. Bottom line is that this storm for Sunday night into Monday morning has the potential to be the biggest snowfall of the season across many areas.