7 snow maps predicting how much accumulation Mass. will see this weekend

"The bulk of the accumulating snowfall is expected to occur Saturday evening."

A plow pushes snow in Boston Public Garden.
A plow pushes snow in Boston Public Garden. –Keith Bedford / Globe Staff

Get your shovels ready. 

Meteorologists are predicting a storm will bring accumulating snowfall to Massachusetts Saturday night, dropping a few inches around Boston with higher totals on the interior part of the state. 

The National Weather Service said snow is forecast to start overspreading the region, from west to east, between 3 and 6 p.m. The service has issued Winter Storm Watches for parts of the state, including the Connecticut River Valley and eastern slopes of the Berkshires, where heavy snowfall could make travel difficult Saturday evening. 

“While there is some level of uncertainty on the exact start time to snow, the bulk of the accumulating snowfall is expected to occur Saturday evening, spreading from SW to NE with time …  The potential for heavy snowfall to fall at rates of an inch per hour will be possible in this time window in the [areas under a Winter Storm Watch],” the service said. “This will be especially the case where temperatures are expected to stay cold enough as all-snow for the duration, mainly into northern/central MA into the Berkshires.” 

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The service is predicting the 1-95 corridor, including Boston and Providence, could see 3 to 4 inches, with a range of 1 to 3 possible across the Cape and the South Shore. 

“It is worth noting that given temperatures and the likely moderate to heavy snow intensity, snow should have little difficulty sticking/accumulating on roads,” forecasters warned. 

Precipitation is forecast to largely taper off before daybreak on Sunday, which meteorologists are predicting will be a largely “dry” day with a few brief snow showers, with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s. 

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