Mass. sees its first snowfall of the season

It was nothing to shake a shovel at, but it snowed in some communities in Western and Central Massachusetts overnight Wednesday, the first recorded snowfall in the state this fall, the National Weather Service said.

“There were a few spots in the Berkshires that got a little bit of snow, a very, very light accumulation,’’ said meteorologist Matthew Doody. “I don’t believe we’ve seen any up until now.”

The weather service and State Police both tweeted that it also snowed in the Worcester area overnight.


According to the weather service and Doody, the system that brought the snow has moved out of the region, and will be followed by a batch of milder air that will send temperatures into the 40s and possibly the low 50s in Greater Boston and the state Wednesday.

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Doody said the cloudy morning should give way to a mostly sunny afternoon. Still, “it will be chillier than normal, but not really cold,’’ he said.

It will, however, be really cold overnight especially in southeastern Massachusetts - and even Boston, according to the weather service. A “freeze warning” has been issued for Boston that will kick in around midnight and remain in effect until 8 a.m.

Overnight temperatures could drop into the 20s, forecaster said.

National Weather Service

A “frost advisory” has been issued for Cape Cod and southern coastal Massachusetts when temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s overnight.

National Weather Service


Thursday is expected to be partly sunny with temperatures in the 40s and 50s to be followed by a blast of cold air starting Friday into the weekend, giving the region a “winter feel,’’ forecasters wrote.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.