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Saturday Storm Forecast: Wet Snow And Rain

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) –  There is growing confidence that Saturday night’s storm will be mostly rain and snow accumulations will be mainly north and west.

We are sticking with 1 to 3 inches of snow from Boston up to about Rt 2 and 3 to 6 inches north of Rt 2 into Southern NH and VT. There will be very little, if any, accumulation in Southeastern Mass.

Watch Todd Gutner’s forecast.

The storm will start out very light Saturday afternoon, with some light rain and snow showers through the evening, temps will remain above freezing.

Intensity picks up a bit late Saturday night, but precipitation will be mainly in the form of rain before midnight for nearly all of Eastern MA.

Mixing and snow will be well north and west (N. Worcester County and farther out).

After midnight the rain will gradually change to snow but taper down early Sunday morning, leaving not much time for snow accumulation.

There will be some localized flooding from the melting of snow with above normal temps combined with the rainfall. And of course the rain will only add to the weight on roof tops.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Northern Worcester County and SW N.H. from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning…(that is the location where we are forecasting 3-6”)

WHAT’S NEXT?

As for next week, Tuesday looks like a minor event. That storm is likely not coming together in time here, just some light rain and snow showers.

A much bigger event is possible on Thursday.

It could be a heavy precipitation event, another rain-and-snow mix.  That one needs to be watched closely.

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