Most Snow of Season Expected Saturday

For arguably the first time this season, it has actually felt like winter this week. Another disturbance will bring snow on Saturday, but don’t let the post title scare you- it will be far from a blockbuster.

A batch of energy will slide to our south on Saturday, spreading snow into the area starting around dawn. The snow will continue at a decent clip through the early afternoon, but you’ll notice the snow taper off as the afternoon wears on. Do yourself a favor and don’t travel unless you really have to, especially before lunch. It will be a nice morning to just sit by a fire, sip some coffee, and watch the flakes fly.

It will be a bit breezy, especially in Southeastern Massachusetts, during the afternoon but there won’t even be enough wind to call this a ‘storm’.

However, in a relatively snowless winter, the widespread 3-6″ will likely rank as the largest snow event of the season in many Eastern Massachusetts towns. Slightly lower totals, on the order of 1-3″, are expected through the Merrimack Valley as the precipitation will be lighter there.

The snow will be long gone by the time the Patriots take on the Ravens at Gillette on Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 30s for the game, with generally bright conditions.

Winter won’t stick around long; by early next week temperatures will be back to flirting with 50.