(National Weather Service)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Winter is officially back in town just in time for the long holiday weekend! After last weekend's warmer than usual weather, New England is in for more traditional winter weather over the next few days, with plowable snow expected across the region.
For the rest of Friday, meteorologists predict temperatures will stay below freezing, with the windchill making it feel more like negative numbers throughout parts of Massachusetts.
We can expect clear skies through Friday night as that cold snap continues into Saturday morning, with sunshine and temperatures hovering in the low teens throughout the day.
That cold front is the set-up for a snowstorm that should arrive from the west on Saturday between 4-6 p.m.
As for likely snow totals, meteorologists are predicting between 3-8 inches in North Worcester county and parts of southern New Hampshire. Those around I-495, including Boston and down to the South Shore can expect between 2-4 inches of snow on the ground by Sunday morning. Those closer to the Cape and Islands could see a dusting up to 2 inches of snow.
Snowfall is expected to last for about eight hours, until we move into warmer rainy weather on Sunday morning with temperatures peaking in the mid 40's.
Moving into the holiday Monday, temperatures are likely to remain in the 30's with sunshine through the majority of next week.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports