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Despite the snowy conditions, Cayden Duryea, 11, left, TJ Smachetti, right, and Duryea's mother Leticia, back, were determined to keep the tradition of cutting down their perfect Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving alive at Chanticleer Farms on Friday in Pittsfield.

Snow blankets western Massachusetts overnight; Boston may get its first snowfall late Sunday

Dalton in the Berkshires receive 8.7 inches of snow and Pittsfield had 7 inches. Worcester recorded 1.7 inches, and locations west of Boston saw trace amounts.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
A woman braved snow walking across the Evelyn Moakley Bridge on Seaport Boulevard in February.

Will our winter weather be brutal, mild, or somewhere in between?

Most indicators point to a milder and less snowy winter than average in Southern New England, given the current state of ocean temperatures as well as some longer-term trends.

Dave Epstein
Through blowing wind and snow, Cayden Duryea, 11 (left) and TJ Smachetti were determined to keep the tradition of cutting down their perfect Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving alive at Chanticleer Farms, on Friday in Pittsfield, Mass.

Forecast: The first snow of the season is arriving

A cold front pushing offshore from Southern New England is the leading edge of much colder air to be with us over the weekend.

Lloyd Schulman, left, and Alan Edelstein didn't let a spring snow storm from stop them from getting hot drinks and fresh air on Massachusetts Avenue in April.

Weather maps: Snow is in the forecast for the first time this season

Massachusetts could see the first snow of the season Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A strong cold front will sweep across southern New England bringing rain showers that will likely turn to snow showers Friday afternoon, forecasters predict.

On Newbury Street, pedestrians pass under trees burdened with wet heavy snow on Oct. 30, 2020.

The first snow of the season could be coming today

Parts of Central and Western Massachusetts could see several inches of snow Friday, thanks to a cold front already sweeping through the state.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Highs Thanksgiving will reach the 50s in most areas.

Holiday weekend outlook: Clear skies on Thanksgiving and a chance for the season’s first snow

It will be cold on Thursday, but temperatures will reach the 50s during the afternoon, with plenty of sunshine.

Dave Epstein | Forecast
A pedestrian snuggled into their coat collar against the wind on Commonwealth Avenue near Kenmore Square earlier this month.

Here’s what Thanksgiving week weather will be like

Tuesday and Wednesday will be cold this week, including wind chills. After a well-timed break for the holiday, things will again turn chilly over the weekend. But Thanksgiving day itself will be beautiful.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Highs Saturday will be in the 40s with light winds and lots of sunshine.

Here’s how the weather might impact Thanksgiving week travel

There’s no indication of any significant weather beyond some showers Monday and a storm that may linger off the coast during the holiday weekend.