Weekend weather: What you need to know for every activity you have planned

Prepare for a snowy weekend, New England.

A pedestrian walks between rows of snow-covered trees on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Worcester, Mass. during a snowstorm on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
A pedestrian walks between rows of snow-covered trees on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Worcester during a snowstorm on February 5, 2016. –Paul Kapteyn / Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP

Get your shovels and sleds ready: The first snowstorm of the year could drop up to a foot of snow on parts of New England this weekend.

Snow will start to fall late Saturday morning and continue through the evening, winding down between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. The brunt of the storm will target the southeastern part of the state, including Cape Cod and the islands, which could receive up to a foot of snow.

Along the coast and in the Boston area, six inches or more is in the forecast.

Snow will be heaviest Saturday afternoon and the first part of Saturday night —Dave Epstein

If you’re hitting the roads this weekend…

Bundle up and get an early start, especially if you’re headed south of Boston. Roads will be dry Saturday morning, but they’ll be blanketed in snow by Saturday afternoon. If you are headed north, you can expect dry roads throughout much of the day Saturday.  Sunday is a cold, dry and sunny day with plenty of time to clear the roads.

If you’re heading to Logan Airport…


Beware of flight delays or cancellations. Our Saturday storm will impact a large swath of the nation, from South Carolina through southern Delaware, starting on Friday night. The snow will start to impact Logan Airport directly late Saturday morning or early afternoon. Remember, it can take a couple of days for air travel to return to normal after a snowstorm.

Expect cold temperatures both Saturday and Sunday this weekend —NOAA

If you’re going skiing…

While this is a southern New England snowstorm, clouds and perhaps some light snow will make it to northern New England.  Southern New England ski areas will see some natural snow Saturday and Saturday night.

If you’re playing any field games or winter golf…

With more than four inches of snow already covering parts of Cape Cod and more on the way, you can put your clubs away this weekend or give them a good cleaning.

If you’re going hiking or running…

Saturday morning is going to be the best and safest time to be on the roads running or hiking. But if you are going up north, the entire weekend will be ideal outdoor weather.  Coastal Maine will be grazed by the storm, with some snow expected later Saturday.

I will be updating the forecast on Twitter @growingwisdom throughout the weekend.

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October 13, 2017 | 5:00 AM