Don’t put that shovel away yet.
The snowflakes are expected to continue falling through mid-morning Saturday, with the chance of the largest accumulations in western and central parts of the state, potentially totaling as much as 6 inches in some areas near Pittsfield and Worcester. Greater Boston is looking at between 2 to 3 inches, the service says.
If you’re wondering what happened to spring, don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long for some of that nicer weather to return. The sun will be back Sunday, with highs near 60 degrees.
In the meantime, here’s a look at snow predictions from local meteorologists:
[Updated snowfall forecast] Increased snow amounts across portions of SE MA as rain is expected to change to a period of heavy snow overnight. Biggest concern is the potential for power outages where snow amounts exceed 4 inches, mainly over higher terrain in central/western MA. pic.twitter.com/kBvWgNZDmr
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) April 17, 2020
General thinking on upcoming snow. Some in the 3-5" spots could see 6"+ in higher elevations. Most of this inside Route 495 is on grassy surfaces. Some coatings possible south of here if it snows hard enough, but melts fast. pic.twitter.com/YJpSsh6jLU
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) April 17, 2020
Eric Fisher, WBZ
Let's get weird. Best shot at the 4-5" totals will be higher elevations of Worcester Co., Berkshires, and NE CT. Anything over 3" can bring down some limbs/trees so we'll be watching that. Roads may get covered in the heavier zones but will clear quickly after sunrise Saturday. pic.twitter.com/mEPosDI417
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) April 16, 2020
Chris Lambert, 7News
High terrain, higher snow #s. Also, one of those storms where you may have 2-3" of snow on the patio furniture & slushy coatings in the driveway. Sun angle is high this time of year, pavement temps will be mild today, retaining some of that warmth tonight. pic.twitter.com/B0LCaS4SPw
— Chris Lambert (@clamberton7) April 17, 2020
Matt Noyes, NBC10 Boston
As seen on @nbc10boston, simulcast on @necn, earlier today from 4-7 AM and now continuing in updates during the @TODAYshow – generally 2"-4" of snow late tonight thru Sat AM, higher amounts in the hills. pic.twitter.com/u3UtD6eEMz
— Matt Noyes NBC10 Boston & NECN (@MattNBCBoston) April 17, 2020
Shiri Spear, Boston 25 News
Check back as we fine tune totals. A burst of heavy snow overnight could lead us to the upper end of this range. Still, a lot of the local roads will just be WET with sticking snow on the grass & sidewalks. @Boston25 pic.twitter.com/C3rDEwx4yM
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) April 17, 2020