‘It remains far from a certainty’: Forecasters are eyeing the potential for a coastal storm on Saturday

“A wide range of possibilities for Saturday storm, from total miss to the east to so far west it's raining.”

Boston, MA- January 12, 2018: Edlyn Benoit battles for control of her umbrella while walking down Tremont Street in Boston, MA on January 12, 2018. After last weekÕs winter storm that deluged coastal areas and blasted snow across New England, followed by a regional thaw, Massachusetts residents are preparing for rains Friday and Saturday that are expected to rapidly melt more snow and cause further flooding before a cold front arrives to refreeze everything.
–Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

The recent pattern of wet or snowy weather making an appearance on weekends could return yet again.

Massachusetts forecasters are keeping an eye on a potential coastal storm that, depending on how its track develops, could impact the region on Saturday. 

“Still watching for the potential for a coastal storm which may impact the region Saturday/Sat night, though it remains far from a certainty,” the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

The service forecasters wrote that there is “still lots of uncertainty” for the track of the potential coastal storm. As of Tuesday, “all possible outcomes remain in play,” they said.

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“Potential for a potent system but track and when phasing occurs remain highly uncertain,” the service said. 

Below, what other local forecasters are saying about the potential Saturday storm. 

Eric Fisher, WBZ: ‘Overnight ensembles still with a wide range of possibilities for Saturday storm, from total miss to the east to so far west it’s raining.’

Sarah Wroblewski, WBZ: ‘A lot to iron out over the next few days.’

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘Still watching the track of a coastal storm for Saturday … IF it comes close enough we could get into some rain and snow.’ 

Chris Lambert, WHDH: ‘Still keeping an eye on any weekend storm potential.’

Harvey Leonard, WCVB: ‘Uncertain for now.’

Dave  Epstein: ‘If we miss the weekend storm it’ll be a very long stretch without any precipitation.’

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