World and Nation

First flakes possible, but not likely

The season’s first forecasted chance of snow is in the cards for our area this weekend, but chances are low that we will actually see much, if any, of the white stuff. From Saturday night into Sunday morning, precipitation associated with a cut off low pressure system located over northeastern Maine could push south into our area. The result could be a few overnight or early-morning sprinkles or flurries. However, the chance of precipitation will be slight, and a significant snowfall will be highly unlikely.

As we get deeper into December, though, the chance for snow will continue to increase. Statistically, December 5th is the average date of the first measurable snowfall in Boston. In fact, 13.1 inches of snow were recorded on December 4-6, 1929, and 12.9 inches were recorded on the same dates in 1981. For the time being, however, we will stay relatively dry, with daytime highs in the low- to mid-40s °F.