Here’s what Boston meteorologists are saying about the chances for snow later this week

Dodging the snow doesn't mean Boston will escape the cold.

A person bundles up during cold weather, which continues this weekend.
–Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe, File

It’s looking less likely that Boston will see its first snow of the season later this week, according to local forecasters.

But temperatures are still forecast to dip well below the average for this time of year.

“The threat for accumulating snow is diminishing Thu night/early Fri for much of the region, we will not escape the unseasonably cold temps that follow Fri into Sat,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter. “A brief recovery Sun before another shot of well below normal temps arrives early next week.”

It’s possible that higher elevations could get “a bit of snow,” according to the service.


“While changes can still occur, the odds of 1″+ of snow are rather low outside the highest terrain of MA,” the service said.

Cindy Fitzgibbon, a meteorologist with WCVB, said there could be snow north and west of I-495.

“Models trended milder with storm on Friday AM overnight…meaning most snow accum would be in Central or more likely northern New England…not a final solution, but a definite trend,” Terry Eliasen, a meteorologist with WBZ, said.

Then the feeling of winter drops on Friday, according to Fitzgibbon.

“Wind chills drop into the teens Friday night with lows in the 20°s even in Boston by Saturday morning.  Near record cold,” she said.