Powerful winds gusted to 57 MPH early Thursday in Hingham, and nearly 2″ of rain collected in area gauges. The storm that brought that heavy coastal rain, and heavy inland snow, also produced some pockets of minor coastal flooding from Hull to Cohasset to Scituate Thursday morning.
The next storm will not be quite as powerful when it passes by New England, but it will bring plowable snow to the vast majority of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Light snow will overspread Greater Boston after lunch Saturday afternoon. Initially there will be a little mixing with rain along the immediate coast, and in portions of Southeastern Massachusetts. Overnight Saturday into the pre-dawn hours of Sunday colder air will drain in, allowing everything to switch to all snow. That’s when the heaviest and steadiest snow will likely fall in Hingham and on the South Shore. The snow will end by dawn on Sunday.
The latest information reviewed Saturday morning indicates that this storm, which will be strengthening as it passes southeast of New England, will spread a swath of heavy snow into the region Saturday night. As such, expected totals have been bumped up. Boston, Hingham, and most of the South Shore are likely to see 4-8″ of snow. Interior Southeastern Massachusetts will likely see snow in the 6-10″ range.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Greater Boston, including Hingham and the South Shore, Saturday night. Travel will be difficult after dark, so tonight will be a good night to hunker down and enjoy the snow.
Stay tuned for future updates on this storm, as the track will dictate final snowfall totals.