Start flexing those shoveling muscles, Boston: We’re in for our first flakes.
According to the National Weather Service, the Boston-Providence corridor could see 3-6 inches of snow this weekend, with precipitation expected to begin early Saturday morning. Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts (aside from the Cape and islands) are under a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday, so plan for cautious, delayed travel if you decide to venture outside.
[Sat–>Sat PM] Confidence is increasing in a moderate snow event for SNE beginning Sat AM lasting until Sun AM. A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of SNE except the Cape & the Islands. Stay tune to the latest forecasts as there could still be some changes. pic.twitter.com/eOf5Zk6nOg
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 8, 2017
The Boston Globe reports that the Hub can expect its heaviest snowfall between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, and though Cape Cod and its surrounding islands are more likely to escape the frozen flurries, the forecast is spelling rain for the easternmost part of the state. This storm system is related to the moisture that brought an unlikely sprinkle of snow to Texas yesterday, though we have a hunch the folks down in San Antonio don’t have nearly as much salt as we do in Boston.
Boston receives around 44 inches of snow each year on average, with the first event typically happening around November 29, according to weather.com.
This weekend’s storm is unlikely to cause an unusual amount of disruption. The National Weather Service said the largest threat is to drivers, who will likely deal with slick roads and poor visibility in the area.
Friday is expected to remain dry and chilly, though the chance for precipitation increases as midnight approaches.
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