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Forecast | Dave Epstein
Temperatures will approach at least 70 in many areas Saturday.

This weekend will go from glorious to gloomy

Saturday will be one of those stunning late-April days with the temperature up near 70 degrees, while Sunday looks like it has 50 degrees and the possibility of start-to-finish rain in store.

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A person used an umbrella to protect themself from precipitation at the Public Garden in Boston last week. Stormy weather with heavy downpours is possible this afternoon.

A stormy afternoon and evening are possible for parts of New England

Forecasters have increased the risk for strong thunderstorms across western New England this afternoon, and some of those may hold together as they move into Greater Boston before sunset. Heavy downpours and strong, gusty winds are likely.

The T ferry pier by Long Wharf Boston getting shoveled.

Here’s how much snow fell in Massachusetts

Find town-by-town snowfall totals from across Massachusetts over the last 48 hours.

Expected snowfall across the region.

Snow falling in parts of Western, Central Massachusetts

It was raining over much of Massachusetts early Friday morning and in some areas the precipitation turned to snow, with up to 8 inches expected to fall in some spots.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Snow will accumulate heaviest on grassy surfaces and in the higher elevations.

Nor’easter starts slogging, soaking journey through New England

The long duration of the storm means that once the precipitation begins in your area it’s likely to last all night Thursday, all day Friday, some of Friday night, and perhaps even lingering into Saturday morning.

Forecast | Dave Epstein

Snow (yes, you read that right) is on the way for some parts of Mass.

Even by the unpredictable standard of weather we have in southern New England, snowfall after April 15 is still unusual. But areas west of Interstate 495 could see snow on Thursday and Friday, and the highest reaches of the Berkshires could get as much as 6 inches.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Colder than normal mid-April temperatures are in the forecast Thursday.

A nor’easter — with lots of rain, and possible snow for some — is on its way

With the exception of the very beginning of the month, we have not had any significant rain in April. But this should change on Thursday and Friday, when we might get 24 to 30 hours of wet weather. Higher elevations could even get a little bit of snow.

Dave Epstein | Forecast
A rainbow over South Natick Monday morning.

A cool, damp day to start the workweek

There is the possibility we could see some beneficial rain at the end of the week.