While some in New England are already dealing with the first accumulating snow of the season, others are bracing for near record cold.
A disturbance charging into New England is sparking snow in parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine on Saturday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of far Northern Maine, where a few inches of snow is likely.
With chillier air moving in over the course of the day, snow levels will drop to about 1,000 feet. Most places at that elevation and higher will just see a little dusting to as many as 2". A gusty west-northwesterly wind will add a slight upslope component to the snowfall though, resulting in a few 3-4" amounts in the highest terrain of the Northern Greens, Northern Whites, and in Northern Maine. While accumulation below 1,000 feet is unlikely, a few wet flakes may mix in as low as 500 feet.
Most of the snow will wind down by Saturday evening as drier air moves in, and just a few spotty snow showers are likely over the mountains on Sunday.
Meanwhile, while Southern New England escapes the snow, there's no hiding from the cold. Low temperatures will plummet into the 20s and low 30s across New England both Sunday and Monday mornings. That will end the growing season almost everywhere, meaning unprotected plants will be killed.
In Boston, the record low temperature for Sunday's date is 31. The record is 28 on Monday. While the city's records are likely safe, it won't be all that much warmer than that.