BOSTON (CBS) – 2020 is quickly becoming the year of “What is going on?”After a mild and all be it non-existent winter, April and May have stepped up to show us some snow potential.
Friday afternoon we’ll begin to see clouds increase as a wave of low pressure slides towards southern New England. By 8 p.m., rain arrives in eastern Massachusetts. In fact, most of this event (if not all of it) will be rain for those east of I-495. Snow moves into the higher elevation of the Worcester Hills from midnight-to-4 a.m. By sunrise Saturday, lingering rain showers will be left over and the flakes will have wrapped up.
Best case for any of this snow to stick is towards Route 2 in Worcester County and areas north. A coating to half-inch is possible on grassy surfaces but this shouldn’t leave much behind. Higher elevations of Western Mass. and Vermont likely see the 1-3″ range.
Snow goes hand-in-hand with cold and we’ll be closing in on record breaking territory. We’ll fall back to the 30’s prior to sunrise Saturday morning. While I think we’ll stay just above the record lows, no doubt it will be a chilly, raw start.
Gusts up to 45 mph are likely on Saturday afternoon as this system moves northeast. This could result in some tree damage as leaves are now returning. A breeze holds through Mother’s Day but shouldn’t be as strong.
This is looking better than Saturday! More clouds than anything else, but with no rain and certainly no flakes, things should be looking up to celebrate Mom on Sunday.