Snow showers have already begun for parts southern New England. Expect those snow showers to expand and move slightly north and eastward over the course of the evening.
The Winter Weather Advisory posted for coastal Rhode Island, southeast Massachusetts and the Cape and the Islands runs through midnight.
Coastal Connecticut's Winter Weather Advisory expires at 10 p.m., as the snow showers are expected to clear out from west to east through the early morning hours of Saturday.
The main impacts with this system is the timing. Most of the snow showers will be during the Friday evening commute. Under some of the heavier snow bands this could create reduced visibility and slick travel, so be patient during any of your Friday evening travels.
Between 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected from Brockton to Taunton, Massachusetts to the Cape and the Islands, with the possibility of locally higher amounts.
For areas along and north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, expect some flurries this evening, but only about a dusting to an inch is expected. As the system skirts off the coastline after midnight, the back edge could clip the midcoast to downeast Maine with a quick dusting to an inch of snowfall in the early morning hours of Saturday.
Another disturbance from the west could bring some snow showers for the Green Mountains into early Saturday morning, too, but this will likely bring only a dusting to an inch.
For this weekend, expect drier and seasonable conditions. High temperatures both Saturday and Sunday are expected in the lower 30s south, 20s north with sunny breaks.
With a quick frontal boundary that passes by Saturday evening, this could spur up a flurry, but the focus Saturday is on the wind chill. With gusts nearing the 30 mph range, some spots could see wind chills in the teens for most of the day, so bundle up for any of your Saturday plans.
After that front clears the area, winds will calm and Sunday’s weather will be quiet to start. By late Sunday night into early Monday, another system could bring a chance for a mixed bag of precipitation.
This could range from rain to the southern coastline, to a wintry mix along the Mass Pike, to snow for northern New England, but this line can fluctuate as we hammer down the forecast, so be sure to stay tuned for the very latest on that system that could impact Monday morning’s commute.
Tuesday brings a slight warm-up, with highs stretching back into the mid-40s, followed by a slight cool down back into the mid-30s by midweek.
Next Friday brings another chance for a warm-up and wintry mix, also depending on timing, and then it’s the holiday weekend.
For your Christmas Eve plans, there’s a slight chance for snow late Sunday into early Monday morning for Christmas Day. These are days nine and 10 on our 10-day forecast, but we will be keeping an eye as we get closer.