Call it a four’easter.
In an updated forecast Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said that parts of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island could see 6 to 8 inches of snow through Thursday morning as the fourth nor’easter of March hits the region. However, most of the Bay State, including Boston, looks like it will be spared from the heaviest snow.
“A coastal storm passing well south of Nantucket will bring snow mainly late today into early Thursday morning with the greatest risk of heavy amounts south of the Massachusetts Turnpike,” forecasters for the service wrote Wednesday afternoon, predicting that the Boston area could see around 4 to 6 inches.
Here are seven maps predicting how much snow will fall across the region.
This is looking less impressive with each new piece of data. I hope no one is going to be disappointed if I need to move amounts lower. pic.twitter.com/ovcAkXmLV4
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) March 21, 2018
— Terry Eliasen (@TerryWBZ) March 21, 2018
How much snow? Here is our current estimate. Getting new data in right now. Interesting, latest European Model hints at the lower end of these ranges. New data in shortly. See you at 4pm-7pm tonight. #wcvb pic.twitter.com/hsbH4RPFJr
— Mike Wankum (@MetMikeWCVB) March 21, 2018
— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) March 21, 2018
Kevin is on TV right now — and will be here all night — sharing his expert analysis. pic.twitter.com/g1JopgzcWr
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) March 21, 2018
— Pete Bouchard NBC10 Boston (@PeteNBCBoston) March 21, 2018