Finally, Snow! Forecasters Say a Whole Lot of It Is Coming Saturday

As much as a foot could fall in Boston this weekend.

snow map

via National Weather Service

Update: Find the latest on the storm slated to hit Boston Saturday night here.

After a long wait, Boston is expected to finally see some serious snow—as much as a foot of it!—this weekend, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service is forecasting anywhere between 8-12 inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning, as a powerful winter storm is expected to slam into the region.

An uncertain blend of snow and rain is expected, NWS says, which could cut into the total accumulation as the flakes may transition to a wintry mix overnight, and potentially turn to rain. You know what that means: NWS is warning everyone to make plans ahead of the weather, and if conditions get rough to stay off the roads if travel becomes dangerous.

As an appetizer, Boston is also expecting some light snow (maybe less than an inch) Thursday night into Friday morning, which could impact the commute.

Looking further into the rest of the winter, there has also been some talk about the “polar vortex” bringing some potentially very chilly and snowy conditions to the region for what could be weeks.

So if you’ve been craving piles of snow and dying to take those sleds out of storage, the time has come. And maybe, be careful what you wish for.