The Boston Metropolitan area points south and southeast saw a wet start with very little snow and ice, while those in north central and northeast interior Massachusetts points north and west began Saturday slippery with falling snow, sleet and freezing rain.
The National Weather Service issued an Areal Flood Warning for parts of Massachusetts around 8 a.m. Some locations that were expected to experience flooding include Boston, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Fall River, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, Brookline, Plymouth, Medford, Taunton, Weymouth, Revere, Peabody and Arlington.
As the storm center impacting New England starts to move southeast of New England, winds aloft will change, allowing cold air to slip southeast and change areas of rain back to a last gasp of snow before ending.
Expect the change to snow impacting Boston’s northwest suburbs mid-morning to march through the City late morning and the South Shore midday, with the snow burst lasting a few hours into the afternoon before departing east and south, leaving just flurries by late day and evening.
As was indicated in our NBC Boston and necn forecasts over the last couple of days, this will put snow totals in the immediate Boston area at an inch or two, with increasing amounts north and west — up to a foot in higher terrain of Vermont and New Hampshire — and decreasing amounts south and east. We'll see just a dusting in Southeast Massachusetts.
Of course, during the burst of snow, some slush very well may develop on area roads, creating one more period of slippery travel.
Winds Saturday will gust to 35 mph at times, creating a pelting feeling from falling wintry mix and driving wind chill values into the 20s, but thankfully wind mostly stays quieter in areas of heaviest snow, limiting the number of expected power outages.
Sunday looks to be a complete dipole — sunshine and 50! Another beauty on tap for Monday.