Forecast: Up To 2 Inches Of Snow Saturday As Cold Returns

Light to moderate pockets of rain continue to push through this morning and will slow today's morning commute. Typically, Fridays are a bit lighter in terms of traffic, but anytime you get rain or snow, it complicates matters.

A cold front is pushing east through the region today and allowing areas of precipitation to move along it. As the front stalls off the coast, a wave of low pressure will bring more precipitation late tonight and early Saturday.

It’s going to be cold enough by early Saturday for snow to fall instead of rain. This means some accumulation is possible, especially on top of the existing snow and on grass (if you are lucky to have any).

Temperatures will be marginal for the snow, so my confidence in seeing a coating to 2 inches isn’t super high. I don’t think this is the last snowfall you are going to see, either. The weather pattern is going to remain active, with more chances of snow next week and perhaps next weekend.

After a very raw day Saturday, Sunday does look like nicer. While still chilly, there will be lots of sunshine. Early Sunday, all areas have temperatures below freezing. This means any moisture on the roads and walkways will be frozen, so slick spots are likely. By 10 a.m., it should be above freezing and more melting will occur throughout the day.

The dry weather continues into Monday and Tuesday, but more unsettled weather returns for the middle of next week.

Today: Showers, raw and chilly. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. The showers will be most prevalent before mid-afternoon.

Tonight: Turning colder with rain showers changing to snow showers late at night. Lows in the lower 30s.

Saturday: Morning snow showers changing to rain showers. Chilly. Highs in the 30s.

Saturday night: Cold with scattered snow showers. Lows in the 20s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid 40s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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

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