What forecasters say about the timing and impacts of the wintry mix in Mass.

"Several more inches of snow are expected north of I-90, especially along and north of Route 2."

We’re not done with winter weather yet.

Friday's storm:

The National Weather Service forecasted a low pressure system in Massachusetts, bringing with it snow and a wintry mix that will impact the region Friday night into Saturday. 

So far, the meteorologists are predicting the more significant weather impacts will be seen north of I-90, where some areas could see between 8 and 12 inches of accumulation, while southern and coastal areas of the state are likely to see just a coating, if that. 

The service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for northern parts of Massachusetts, which is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday.


“The challenge remains temperatures, and their impact on precipitation type,” the service said Friday morning. “Snowfall is most likely tonight, with increasingly less favorable conditions during the day Saturday.”

The forecasters said they are expecting snow to kick off the precipitation on Friday night, with it transitioning to a mix of snow and sleet after midnight south of the Mass. Pike. 

“Warmer air continues to stream north, leading to a wintry mix even across the higher terrain Saturday, with rain expected towards the coasts,” the service said. “The best chance for all snow will be across far northern MA, along and north of the Route 2 corridor.”

Below, what local forecasters are saying so far about the timing and impacts of the wintry mix:

NWS Boston: Little to no accumulations from this point forward for most areas south of I-90. Several more inches of snow are expected north of I-90, especially along and north of route 2.

Chris Lambert, 7News: ‘The worst travel tomorrow morning will be where snow/sleet lingers the longest.’

Matt Noyes, NBC10 Boston & NECN: ‘By far the highest impact will be coastal Maine, where Portland will likely see near-blizzard conditions Sat AM and Midcoast may actually attain them.’

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘After 8am Saturday snow will battle stronger March sun angle and be tougher to accumulate.’

Vicki Graf, Boston 25 News: ‘We could get a quick burst of snow as the storm is moving out, possibly the best chance to see snow along the coast.’


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