Weather maps: snow is present for the first time this season


Parts of Massachusetts could see the first snow of the season on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

A strong cold front will sweep across southern New England, bringing rain showers that will likely turn into flurries on Friday afternoon, forecasters predict.

The Berkshires are expected to receive the most snow, 3-6 inches, while the greater Boston area and South Rim communities are likely to receive only a light dusting. In western Hampshire County and the Worcester Hills, snow could reach 1 to 3 inches by Friday evening.

The south coast, Cape Town and the islands are not expected to see snow from this system.

Several inches of snow are possible over the highest terrain in western MA this evening as rain turns to snow later today. NOAA

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected across the region, making visibility difficult on the roads. If you must travel, the NWS recommends that you keep food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Winter weather advisories have been issued for western Franklin County and northern Berkshire County, which will be in effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday.

The storm system will produce heavy snow and gusty winds over parts of the northeast interior and northern New England through Saturday.
The storm system will produce heavy snow and gusty winds over parts of the northeast interior and northern New England through Saturday.NOAA

There is also potential for light snow from Sunday evening to Monday, forecasters say.


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