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Most of Massachusetts could see snow Friday, with some areas further west getting up to six inches, officials project

MassLive.com logo MassLive.com 11/27/2021 Will Katcher, masslive.com
The National Weather Service projects some areas of Massachusetts could see up to 4-6 inches of snow Friday night into Saturday. © National Weather Service The National Weather Service projects some areas of Massachusetts could see up to 4-6 inches of snow Friday night into Saturday.

While a dusting of snow is possible across much of Massachusetts Friday evening into Saturday, some areas could as much as 4-6 inches fall.

Rain showers will pass through during the day, according to National Weather Service projections. But later Friday, the rain could switch to snow as temperatures drop.

Forecasters expect that several inches of snow could fall in the higher-elevation areas of Western Massachusetts Friday night. A winter weather advisory is in effect in the northwest corner of the state from 10 a.m. Friday into Saturday morning. Still, lower elevation areas in the Pioneer Valley and further east may still see small amounts of snow.

Springfield will see rainier weather before late afternoon, with temperatures rising to the low 40s and wind gusting above 20 miles per hour. But by evening, the wind will pick up and the rain could turn to snow. With temperatures around 26 degrees projected, Springfield could see a half-inch of snow on the ground Friday night. But further north along Interstate 91, Greenfield and some other communities could receive up to 2 inches of snow.

In Worcester, rain during the day could similarly turn to snow by the evening. Temperatures will be slightly cooler than in Springfield, and a half-inch of snow is possible during the day. At night, the wind will pick up, with gusts as high as 32 miles per hour. Another inch of snow is possible Friday night, the National Weather Service says.

The Berkshires will likely see the worst of the winter weather Friday. A mix of rain and snow is projected to carry on throughout the day. But in the evening, as the temperature drops to the low 20s, the westernmost part of Massachusetts could see as much as 6 inches of snow. The state’s northwest corner is projected to receive the most accumulation.

Boston is not expected to see the same snowy Thanksgiving weekend as other areas of the state. Rain during the day could become snow overnight, but less than half-an-inch of accumulation is projected. The city will stay slightly warmer, with temperatures dropping to 30 degrees overnight.

Cape Cod will likely stay too warm to see snowfall. Rain during the day may continue into the evening as winds pick up, with gust as high as 32 miles per hour. But little to no snow is projected on the Cape, the National Weather Service said.

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