The rain that’s forecast to douse Massachusetts on Thursday night could change over to the season’s first snow in parts of the state.
A cold front moving into the region will bring with it periods of rain on Thursday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
“Rain will likely change to a brief period of snow before ending across the interior high terrain,” service forecasters wrote. “Mainly just a coating of snow possible, but may see an inch in the Berks/highest terrain of northern Worcester Hills.”
“Unseasonably cold and windy weather” will follow the precipitation into Friday, with temperatures predicted to “remain well below normal” on Saturday, according to the service.
[Unseasonably Cold Fri and Sat] Rain late Thu and night probably ends as a brief period of snow across the interior high terrain. Main story though will be unseasonably cold and windy weather that follows Fri. The wind diminishes Sat, but temps will remain well below normal. pic.twitter.com/i21RkeRT0l
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 6, 2019
Below, 6 maps from local meteorologists forecasting which parts of the Bay State could see the first snowfall of the season this week.
Right at the very tail end of tomorrow night's rain showers somewhere between about 2 and 3 in the morning there might be an hour or two of snow showers. That's it. pic.twitter.com/nLpBnyeKGL
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) November 6, 2019
Mostly Rain expected for SNE THU night/overnight… but a quick flip to snow on the backside of this system possible for central & northern MA. Only minor accumulations, best chance across higher terrain on branches, grassy surfaces. Better bet Berkshires into VT and NH. #WBZ pic.twitter.com/0tGWxd5j4j
— Sarah Wroblewski (@sarahwroblewski) November 6, 2019
Good Morning! Here it is. The first snow map of the year. Snow breaks out in Northern New England tomorrow, with mostly a chilly rain in Southern New England. Even there though, we'll end as a few flakes. Details on @NECN through 12 PM. pic.twitter.com/eiM59QXpBy
— Michael Page (@MichaelPageWx) November 6, 2019
Still seeing the best chance for snow accumulation in the mountains Thu night. Far interior might see a few slick spots from a coating… pic.twitter.com/fa7PeI01HM
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) November 6, 2019
Rain arrives Thursday evening and will change to snow before ending N&W of I-495 overnight… could even end as a few flakes around Boston but no accumulation expected. Slushy coatings possible in the northern Worcester hills. Ski areas to the north will get several inches #wcvb pic.twitter.com/UzbuvORjHh
— Cindy Fitzgibbon (@Met_CindyFitz) November 6, 2019