7 maps predicting how much snow will fall in Massachusetts

Snow is expected in the region Thursday night into Friday morning.

Boston, MA - 2/9/2017   - A snow plow makes its way along Causeway in Boston, MA, February 9, 2017. A winter storm is expected to drop between 12 to 18 inches of snow in the region, with less falling towards the Cape and Islands, according to National Weather Service.(Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)
–Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe

Yes, you may see the first accumulating snowfall of the season Thursday night.

Meteorologist David Epstein says snow will start falling in the Boston area just after the evening commute.

“There may be a few snow showers before that time, but the bulk of the accumulation will occur between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.,” he wrote for Boston.com.

The precipitation is gradually expected to change to rain near the coast before skies clear for the weekend.

“In Greater Boston, we’ll see a period of steady rain Friday morning before clearing moves in for Friday night,” Epstein wrote.

Check out Epstein’s full forecast for more on the season’s first snow. Below are seven maps predicting the upcoming snow totals from local meteorologists.

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