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Snow showers hit Mass. coast Saturday during more bitter cold

Forecasted snow accumulation along coastal Massachusetts Saturday.National Weather Service

Snow flurries drifted past windows in Boston and other parts of Massachusetts’ coast Saturday as more frigid cold settled across the state.

The ocean effect snow left light coatings in Boston and down to the Cape, where a winter weather advisory was in place until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Boston saw less than an inch of accumulation during the day as showers petered out in the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Cape Ann had several inches fall by noon, while Cape Cod was expected to see 1 to 2 inches build up during the day and into Saturday night.

Parts of Plymouth County saw more snow pile up, with more than 3 inches accumulating in Marshfield and Kingston by late Saturday afternoon, the weather service said.


The snow came down during bitterly cold temperatures. At 10 a.m., Boston was 17 degrees and had a windchill of 4 degrees, the weather service said, while Cape Cod was slightly warmer. Falmouth recorded 27 degrees but felt it like 17 degrees, and Provincetown had a windchill of 16 degrees.

By 4 p.m., Boston’s temperature rose to 24 degrees and a less frigid windchill of 18 degrees, according to the weather service.

The rest of Southern New England was dry but just as cold during the morning. Worcester’s temperature registered in the teens, yet wind made the city feel like it was 1 degree at 10 a.m., the weather service said. The windchill there rose to 13 degrees by 3 p.m.

Most places in Massachusetts reached a high in the mid to upper 20s Saturday.

Cape Cod and the islands saw highs in the lower 30s, but their coasts were stuck in the teens and lower 20s during the afternoon due to high winds, the weather service said.

A dry and partly cloudy Sunday will bring some relief from the frigid temperatures. Boston could reach 35 degrees during the day as most places in the state hover near highs in the 30s, though temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Sunday night, the weather service said.


Boston could see a bit of snow overnight Monday and some rain Tuesday afternoon that may turn into light snow for places south of the Mass Pike Tuesday night, according to the weather service. Forecasters predict that the city will have highs of 25 degrees Monday and 37 degrees Tuesday, with temperatures dropping again on Wednesday.

“Arctic cold returns Wednesday with very low windchills possible Wednesday night, with another reinforcing cold shot on Friday with passage of another cold front,” the weather service said.

Caroline Enos can be reached at caroline.enos@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @CarolineEnos.