Here’s How Much Snow Is Coming to Boston This Weekend

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At least this gives us more motivation to stay inside?

Yes, on top of everything else going on, a coating of snow is expected across the state Friday night into Saturday morning. Per the National Weather Service, Boston residents can expect to see about two inches, while parts of Berkshire and Worcester counties may see up to four or five inches.

Friday night, most of the state will likely see rain. Western Massachusetts is predicted to see showers turn into snow as early as 8 p.m. The snow is expected to fall in the Boston area overnight between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The biggest snow totals are expected over the higher elevation areas in the central and western parts of the state. Most of the accumulation will be on non-paved surfaces, but some road accumulation is possible in the higher elevation areas where temperatures are colder.

[Steady Snow/Low Visibility Timing] With ❄ in the forecast overnight, when might conditions start to deteriorate? Use this graphic animation as a guide: the darker reds to purples indicate greater chances that steadier snows are occurring (visibility under 1 mile). pic.twitter.com/7E9O87wMAD

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) April 17, 2020

What will happen to the garden you’ve spent your quarantine weeks tending, you might ask? The temperatures won’t be too low, so your plants should survive—however, delicate flowers and leaves could be crushed under the weight of the snow. Here’s a tip from local meteorologist and horticulturist Dave Epstein on how you can protect your springtime blooms.

Here’s a good way to protect your daffodils and other tender vegetation from getting crushed by the snow tonight. If you don’t do anything, snow won’t kill the plant but it may ruin the blooms. #daffodil #SpringSnow pic.twitter.com/XoeN55FcV6

— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) April 17, 2020

And if you were really looking forward to taking your socially distanced weekend walk, don’t fret: While you may have to hunker down Saturday, the forecast for Sunday is 60 degrees and sunny. That’s April for you!

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