Snow total: 2 to 4 inches blanket the region

Clouds parting and temperatures rising above freezing Sunday morning.

John Silva shoveled the walk on Broadway in South Boston on Dec. 11. CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF/THE BOSTON GLOBE

Boston saw 2 to 4 inches of snow Saturday night, with clouds parting and temperatures rising above freezing early Sunday morning.

In a “well behaved” overnight storm, forecasters said most of the region saw up to 4 inches of snow, with 5 to 6 inches common across northern parts of the state.

Snow accumulation stopped around midnight, and peaked between 7 and 9 p.m., according to National Weather Service Boston. Inland Massachusetts saw “a very light freezing drizzle” through pre-dawn hours.

Sunday afternoon highs should reach the lower to middle 40s with a slight breeze in some locales, according to NWS Boston.

The weekend storm marked the first major snow fall of the year, after an unseasonably warm start to the month.


MassDOT tweeted early Saturday that more than 2,000 snow crews worked overnight and into the morning, and to “allow extra time for travel” Sunday morning.


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