First flakes fall on the Berkshires — one-10th of an inch; Boston area may see flurries next week
Much colder air will enter the region today, bringing chilly temperatures through at least Thursday. A few sprinkles are possible over the weekend, followed by the possibility of a smidgen of snow in the Boston area next week, according to the National Weather Service.
“We had our first recorded measurable snow this morning,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist. “One-tenth of an inch was recorded in Worthington in the Berkshires.”
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. A breezy west wind will gust up to 30 miles per hour through the day, cooling temperatures enough to make it feel like an early winter day. Clouds will develop overnight, and temperatures will drop into the low 30s.
“It will feel like freezing temperatures today, but winds will be dying off before the weekend, so it won’t feel as cold,” Babcock said.
Saturday will begin mostly sunny, but clouds will quickly develop. Daytime temperatures will crest at around 48, and a west wind will gust up to 13 miles per hour. Skies will remain cloudy overnight and temperatures will fall into the upper 30s, according to the weather service. A few isolated showers are possible late Saturday, but no significant precipitation is expected and many areas will remain dry.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and clear, but showers are possible in the morning until around 3 p.m. Temperatures will climb into the mid-50s, and a west wind will gust up to 13 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
Next week will bring a mixture of sun, rain, and perhaps even some snow. Daytime temperatures will hover in the upper 40s, and overnight temperatures could drop below 30. Some snow showers could come to the Boston area as early as Monday night, but no real accumulation is expected.
“There might be some inland snow showers by Monday night and Tuesday in the higher elevations,” Babcock said.Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven