What local forecasters are saying about the potential rain – and snow! – late this week

Meteorologists discuss where in Massachusetts it could snow Thursday into Friday.

A soggy day on Hanover Street. (Jonathan Wiggs /Globe)

While the weather for the beginning of this week has started off mild, by the end of the week local forecasters predict rain and winds, and the possibility of snow in higher elevations.

The National Weather Service predicts rain showers on Thursday with wind gusts that night up to 22 miles per hour. Rain is expected to continue into Friday with gusts up to 32 miles per hour.

“Next chance for widespread rain is Thursday night/Friday/Fri night into Saturday morning,” the service said on Twitter. “Rain could be heavy at times with over an inch possible!”

As for snow, there could be “wet snow accumulations” in the Berkshires and Worcester Hills, the service predicted on Twitter.

Here’s what other local forecasters are saying about the rain and snow: 

David Epstein: ‘Friday still looking stormy. Rain and wet snow in the higher terrain. Cold April storm.’

Terry Eliasen, WBZ: ‘Expecting a good soaking Thursday night through early Saturday’

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘Accumulating snow possible higher elevations Friday’

Matt Noyes, NBC10 Boston and NECN: ‘Impactful for most of us – rain slows commuting and snow still possible higher terrain’

Jaisol Martinez, 7 News: ‘Talk of flakes on Friday for our higher elevations’

Harvey Leonard, WCVB: ‘Heavy precipitation potential with the Thursday Night/Friday storm.’

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