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First Measurable Snowfall This Weekend

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ Meteorologist
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(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)

BOSTON (CBS) — All of New England remains in the deep freeze.

Temperatures dipped below the freezing mark Wednesday evening and have stayed below 32 degrees ever since! In fact, it won’t be until late Saturday morning until we go above the freezing mark, about a 60 hour stretch.

And to top it all off we are tracking what will be the first measurable snowfall of the season for most folks Friday night.

It is far from a blockbuster storm, in fact I wouldn’t even call it a storm at all, but most folks in Southern New England will wake up Saturday morning to a dusting of snow on their cars and grass, marking the first measurable snow since March 1st!

This would be a stretch of 285 days without snow…the longest since our record breaking stretch of 303 days back in 2000-2001. We didn’t have our first snowfall that winter until January 13th!

The snow will begin after 8 p.m. Friday and continue scattered through the evening. No more than a dusting to a half inch is likely, perhaps up to an inch in some of the elevated areas of Northern Worcester County and Southwest New Hampshire.

It won’t be sticking around long though, temperatures Saturday will soar well into the 40s and then we are in for a deluge of rain on Sunday (1-2”).

The early outlook for next week: no snow but another surge of frigid air.

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