here’s how much snow there will be – NBC Boston

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The weekend is approaching and our winter storm is on trackheading towards us from the deep south.

But not on Friday.

Instead, we will sit in the cold and in silence all day Saturday. Highs will reach the mid and upper 30s and winds will be light.

The event begins Saturday night without much fanfare. There is some wet snow in some places and some mixed rain and snow in others; all rain will fall on Cape Cod and the islands until the end of the storm.

Accumulations until Sunday morning will be light, predominantly in the Worcester Hills and Southern New Hampshire. As we work through late Sunday morning and into the afternoon, the cold will move out of the north as the storm begins to deepen offshore.

This will do two things: intensify the snow and cause a solid change to white as it moves toward the coast. It is during this period that things start to get complicated and road conditions get worse.

Throughout the afternoon, snow will fly in varying intensities as the shift moves into the Cape Cod Canal. We will get most of the accumulation you see on the snowfall map right now, and Snowfall rates will approach an inch per hour along Interstate 128 and I-495 (and possibly Route 3 by the end of the day).

Winds will also increase along the coast, especially in the Cape and Islands. Some gusts may exceed 50 on the Cape, with 40 to 45 miles per hour common elsewhere from Rockport to S. Plymouth.

The storm eases Sunday night, slowly. Flakes could fly until midnight with negligible accumulations after 8 pm We are cold for clearing Sunday night.

Numbing air will fall over the Commonwealth as temperatures fall into the upper 10s and low 20s, with wind chills in the single digits and low 10s Monday morning.

We’ll catch our breath on Monday and then prepare for a torrential (possibly flooding) rain on Wednesday with very strong winds and mild temperatures in the 50s.

If that’s not enough, another storm will threaten late next week. Precipitation to be determined.

You can follow the storm with our interactive radar on the NBC10 Boston App All weekend. Take care and have a great weekend!

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