Rare Commodity for Winter 2011-2012

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV
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Yes, SNOW has become a rare commodity this winter season.  It’s that rare commodity that is heading our way on Saturday.

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Until then, the sun will be shining and working hard to warm our high temperatures up to 50F!

Watch Melissa’s forecast:

It’s going to be a gorgeous February day!

Saturday’s snow:

The onset of the snow will be between 6 and 8 a.m. and end around 6 p.m.

This is mainly a daytime snow as the surface low passes southeast of the benchmark.

When the low passes the benchmark directly, that’s when we see some of our biggest coastal storms.

The onset of precipitation will mainly be snow, except for the Outer Cape/Islands where it’ll begin as rain and/or mix.

The snow will become moderate to heavy at times from late-morning through mid-afternoon before tapering off during the evening hours.

The Cape/Islands will notice the transition to snow by late-afternoon once the surface low allows for winds to shift and cool down the temperatures.

With the current track, jackpot snowfall totals of 4-to-6+ inches will be in southern Norfolk County as well as Plymouth and Bristol Counties.

From the North Shore to Boston to Worcester, we can expect about 2-to-4 inches while north-central Mass. and southern NH will see 1-to-3 inches.

The Outer Cape/Islands will see less snow (1-to-3 inches) due to the initial rain/mix during the morning hours.

Another minor concern will be the high astronomical tide happening around 1:35 p.m. Minor coastal flooding may occur.  Advisories will most likely be issued later today.

*This will most likely be the highest snowfall total at Logan Airport since the 2011-2012 winter season began. Currently, the highest snowfall amount recorded 2.9 inches on January 21.

Once the arctic front sweeps across the region on Saturday night, very cold and blustery conditions await us on Sunday. Highs will only be in the 20s.

Please stay up-to-date with our weather conditions on cbsboston.com,  our WBZ Weather Facebook page, and by following us on Twitter (@WBZWeather and @MackWBZ).

Happy FRRRiday!

Melissa :)

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