Maps: Here’s when and where freezing rain is forecast this weekend in Massachusetts

“If left untreated, there is the threat of ice developing along area roadways.”

Freezing rain is in the forecast starting late Friday through Saturday, and the National Weather Service is warning that the precipitation could make for slick surfaces and potentially hazardous travel conditions in Massachusetts.

The freezing rain is expected to become overspread in the northern and western parts of the Bay State — especially in areas of higher terrain like the Berkshires and the Worcester Hills — before daybreak on Saturday, according to the service. The meteorologists are cautioning that the greatest impacts at times could be seen along I-91 at, and north of, Springfield, as well as along the Route 2 corridor west of Fitchburg.


“A glaze of ice up to a tenth of an inch is possible on all surfaces if left untreated leading to hazardous travel conditions,” the service wrote.

Freezing Rain January 5, 2019

The freezing precipitation is predicted to transition to rain through the day, but forecasters said the exact timing of the change remains uncertain.

“Saturday night into Sunday morning, especially north and west of the I-95 corridor, any remaining wet surfaces are expected to freeze,” the service wrote. “If left untreated, there is the threat of ice developing along area roadways.”

Sunday is forecast to be dry and blustery before a possible storm that could bring snow to the region Monday night.


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