No Snow for Boston This Week

Don't unpack those shovels just yet.

An isolated snowflake.

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While the chilly conditions currently sweeping through New England might bring a dusting of snow to parts of the state this week, there’s little risk of Boston seeing any flakes over the next few days.

“I doubt it’ll make it east of Worcester,” says Matthew Belk, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, who also predicted “little to no accumulation” in central and western Massachusetts as snow turns to rain and washes the flakes away.

In Boston, you can expect rainy, foggy conditions Thursday, the chance of rain on Friday, and the slight chance of showers over the weekend, with temperatures hanging around the 40s and 50s.

Belk says so far this season, there has only been some light snowfall in Massachusetts, recorded recently in Berkshire County, but otherwise there is no indication that serious snow is headed this way, at least for now.

Regardless, he says, it might be time to start pulling those snow boots out of the closet and making sure you salt stockpile is sufficient for the first snow and ice.

“It’s never too early to prepare,” he says. “Once you’re prepared, you’re prepared, so when it does snow, you’ll be ready for it.”