Grab Your Boots and Shovels: Snow Is On Its Way to Boston

This cold has to be good for something.

Screenshot via NWS Boston

This winter has been pretty mild by Boston standards, but all that changed this morning when temperatures finally dipped into the teens—and this weekend, it looks like we’re going to get some fluffy stuff to match.

Over the course of the day today, the National Weather Service predicts, temps will stay below freezing, with icy wind gusts of up to 34 miles per hour contributing to the cold. If you’re heading out tonight, think about adding yet another layer or two: After dark, the low will be around 12 degrees, with wind chill values as low as zero.

Saturday morning will be partly sunny, but clouds are expected to roll in around 2 p.m., bringing snow. About one inch of accumulation is expected during the day, with 2 to 4 more inches accumulating on top of that overnight. The highest snow totals, likely around 6 inches, are expected north and west of Boston proper.

Sunday, a few more flurries might make an appearance during the morning and early afternoon, but little to no accumulation is expected. Monday, MLK Day, is expected to be sunny, with a high around 28 degrees.

That’s probably all the snow we’ll be seeing for the rest of the upcoming week, but temperatures are going to stay chilly, likely hovering around the 20s—so you’re going to want to keep your memories of last weekend close.