6 maps predicting how much snow could fall in Massachusetts on Friday

Forecasters are cautioning that the first storm of the weekend could make for a messy commute on Friday morning.

BOSTON, MA - 3/13/2018:  Strom conditions at Copley Square with the Copley sculpture outlined in snow   (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo
–David L Ryan / The Boston Globe

Local meteorologists are keeping a close eye on two storms that could bring accumulating snow to Massachusetts this weekend.

The bigger storm is expected to hit Saturday night into Sunday, forecasters say. But the timing of the potential snow expected Thursday night into Friday could cause problems for commuters, according to the National Weather Service.  

“With low temperatures in the teens and low 20s, we’ll see light accumulations of snow,” the service said Thursday. “Though light, it will have bad timing, coming ahead of and during the Friday morning commute.”

The service said the snow is expected to transition to rain for much of the “coastal plain” of Massachusetts and Rhode Island before the precipitation tapers off during late morning, early afternoon on Friday. Below are six maps from local meteorologists predicting how much snow could accumulate in the region with the first storm of the weekend.

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