Weekend Forecast: Light Snow, Freezing Rain Mix

Snow is back in the forecast and will overspread the area this evening just after sunset on Saturday. This is far from a snowstorm in the classic sense, but will bring some slick driving to the region for several hours.

Since roads are cold, the snow will quickly stick and make driving hazardous. The start time for the snow is between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with areas southwest of Worcester seeing the snow earliest and the outer communities of Cape Ann getting snow last.

Snowfall totals will not be very big. Those of you living along the coastline will see the least amount of snow with areas north of the Massachusetts Turnpike and west of Route 495 seeing the most. Ski country will pick up from 4-8 inches of new snow before a change to sleet and freezing rain.

On Sunday morning it may or may not be raining, but it will be cloudy. Temperatures will have warmed well into the 40s and even 50s along the coastline and throughout the day there will be periods of showers and even some heavier downpours.

Drier and colder weather arrives for Monday, but it’s the end of the week when the arctic air really takes hold and we see the coldest air of the winter so far and perhaps of the entire winter at all.

Saturday: Thickening clouds. Light snow beginning around sunset south of Boston. Highs 29-33.

Saturday night: Evening snow, mixing with sleet and freezing rain, changing to rain after midnight. Lows rising to 35-40 by morning. Breezy.

Sunday: Showers and mild. Highs 5-55 except 40s across northern Worcester County and Southern New Hampshire.

Monday: Mostly sunny and blustery. Highs 32-36.

Tuesday:Sun and clouds with a few snow showers in the afternoon. Cold. Highs 22-28.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

Thursday: Sunny and very cold, with a high in the teens.

Looking Ahead: It will be much colder the rest of the week.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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