Snow may be in the forecast for Sunday, but the winter weather should be “very minor,” according to the National Weather Service.
“Sunday, we’re going to have a system move into the area that will bring snow showers with minor accumulation,” Lenore Correia, a meteorologist with the service, said Thursday. “We’re not expecting more than an inch or two [of snow].”
Boston can expect the snow in the middle of the morning, she said, and it won’t last.
“It’ll be pretty brief and then, after like two or three hours, it will change over to rain,” Correia said, noting that the rain could amount to about a half inch. “So it’s not a drenching rain, but a decent rain.”
There’s “not a big concern” for sleet or freezing rain, according to Correia. Temperatures in Boston should hit the low-to-mid 40s “so that’s why the snow will be short lived.” The Cape could see wind gusts of up to 30 mph, but wind won’t be a factor in the Boston area. Flooding isn’t expected.
“Most will start as snow after midnight then change to sleet/freezing rain, followed by plain rain,” the service said on Twitter late Thursday afternoon.
Our next chance of wintry weather comes early Sunday morning. Most will start as snow after midnight then change to sleet/freezing rain, followed by plain rain. Currently looking like an inch or two of snow over interior NW Mass and less than an inch elsewhere. Stay tuned! ❄️➡️☔️ pic.twitter.com/XueybeLTbM
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 7, 2019
[Minor Snow/Ice Accumulations Sun] Snow/sleet will overspread the region between 4 and 10 am Sunday, quickly changing to rain on the coast with a period of light icing possible across the interior during the transition. Bulk of the rain then comes to an end by late Sun afternoon. pic.twitter.com/oraWUuzJg1
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 8, 2019
Michael Page, a meteorologist with NBC10 Boston and NECN, called the forecast for Sunday “a little taste of winter, but more of a nuisance than anything.”
— Michael Page (@MichaelPageWx) March 8, 2019
He said there will be “a quick shot at snow.”
SUNDAY: a quick shot at snow, before we go over to rain in Southern New England. Minimal accumulation, but a few inches possible in Northern New England. talking about that on @NECN through 4 PM. pic.twitter.com/eGVBcUZNl1
— Michael Page (@MichaelPageWx) March 7, 2019
Shiri Spear, a meteorologist with Boston 25 News, said the north and west are predicted to see more precipitation.
“Brief snow/ice will make for slippery travel conditions Sunday morning before a change to rain,” she said on Twitter.
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) March 8, 2019
WCVB meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days for plans outside.
“Sunday looks messy!” she said on Twitter.
Make your outdoor plans for the weekend on Saturday if you can… Sunday looks messy! Morning snow changing to rain- most areas only seeing an inch or 2 before the changeover. More north of Rt 2 and in Southern NH. Turn on #WCVB now for full timeline pic.twitter.com/U7YSz1vC6v
— Cindy Fitzgibbon (@Met_CindyFitz) March 8, 2019
Eric Fisher, a meteorologist with WBZ, said Sunday’s weather “shouldn’t be a big deal” considering the switch to rain and how temperatures are expected to rise.
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) March 8, 2019