Conditions on the tail end of the weekend may be right for a few inches of snow in parts of Massachusetts.
Up to 3 inches could fall in Western Mass., National Weather Service forecasters said. The center of the state may see 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulate, while areas mainly east of Worcester could be left with under an inch.
More than a week into December, Massachusetts’ snowfall has thus far been dismal. Some communities in Central and Western Massachusetts received around 2 inches of snow or less one night in mid-November. Apart from that and some dustings, there has not been much to show for most areas. The state has so far avoided a powerful snowstorm.
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Sunday night’s accumulation does not appear likely to change the pattern. The National Weather Service’s regional office in Norton is forecasting the snow to start late Sunday and continue into the morning, though the exact timeline will clarify over the weekend.
Areas west of the Quabbin Reservoir are projected to see the most snow, 2 to 3 inches in some locations, and 1 to 2 inches in others, the Weather Service said.
Central Massachusetts, between the reservoir and Interstate 495, appears due for 1 to 2 inches of snow. Much of Eastern Massachusetts may only see an inch of snow or less, and — as of Friday — Cape Cod is expected to avoid the snow entirely.
Some areas of Southeastern Massachusetts could see snow flurries Saturday afternoon and evening, the Weather Service said. No little to snow snow is expected to accumulate.