Several inches of snow are expected to start falling out tonight in northwestern Massachusetts, though accumulations should remain light everywhere else, forecasters said.
“We’ll see the first flakes in mid-evening in Boston,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson. “There might be a bit of accumulation, but it’ll wash out with rain overnight.”
But between 1 and 3 inches should fall north of Route 2 tonight. Snow should transition to rain overnight and continue through mid-morning Thursday.
Today will be mostly sunny and cool. High temperatures will reach 42 degrees, just below average for this time over year. Temperatures should drop to 34 degrees this evening as some flurries begin to fall.
Snow should change to rain after 2 a.m. Thursday. Showers should peter out before noon, forecasters said. Skies should be partly cloudy, with high temperatures climbing to 50 degrees before plunging into the lower 30s overnight.
Sunny skies will return Friday, with high temperatures nearing 45 degrees. Clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures drop to 30 degrees.
“A warm front will come through this weekend, so we should warm up into the 40s and see some showers Saturday,” Simpson said.
Rain should begin by mid-morning Saturday and continue through the afternoon. High temperatures will crest near 49 degrees. Partly cloudy skies will move in overnight as temperatures sink to 31 degrees.
Sunday will be partly sunny and a bit cooler, with highs near 41 degrees. Skies should become cloudy in the evening, with temperatures lowering into the upper teens.