Snow likely this weekend



The National Weather Service says there is a good chance of snow this weekend.

“This event is still two days away and the coastal storm hasn’t formed yet. Thus our preliminary snowfall forecast is for the potential of up to 6 inches of snow of snowfall for much of the region. Regardless of exact snowfall numbers there will be sufficient snow and possibly mixed precipitation to have a significant impact on travel with treacherous road conditions late Saturday into early Sunday.”

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Accuweather says: “The track and strength of the storm as it nears the coast will determine how heavy precipitation becomes Saturday night into early Sunday. If the storm were to develop to its full potential, a heavy accumulation of snow is likely with major travel disruptions.”

Here’s the forecast … at this point … from the NWS:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind around 8 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 8 to 13 mph.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 24. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday Night: Snow before 1am, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: A chance of snow showers and freezing rain before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Jim Shay