For the third weekend in a row, forecasters say snow could hit the Boston area on Saturday and Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook on Thursday morning, warning of a "significant coastal storm" that could bring heavy snow to parts of Southern New England.
The statement acknowledges that with the storm a few days away, it's still hard to tell whether the storm will drop rain, snow, or both -- and where. But the NWS has "high confidence" of snow north of the Mass. Pike, mostly overnight Saturday and into Sunday.
"Certainly a very good potential for 6+ inches across our northern interior zones, and perhaps a foot or more of snow in some locations," forecasters said in another advisory on Thursday morning. "The big concern will be that this will be a wet snow across much of the region, which could lead to some downed tree limbs [and] power outages." High winds are also a concern.
South of the Pike and along the coast, the forecast is "up in the air," depending on how the storm develops.
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This weekend's weather is not expected to be as severe as the blizzard that hit two weeks ago, which dumped more than two feet of snow in Boston.
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