Boston is expected to get more snow showers this Friday. We’re less than 20 days into the year, and Boston has already had two impressive snowfalls, and an average snowfall of 14 inches for this year.
Considering last winter our average snowfall total was just 40 inches, this year’s snowfall likely will surpass averages for the last two years.
Greatest single snowfall in Boston in past two years
In fact, it’s been almost two years since Boston has accumulated over three inches of snow in one single day. The “snow drought” came to an end on January 6 when Boston received over 3 inches of snow, and other parts of Massachusetts received a massive 18 inches!
Prior to January 2024, the last time that happened was February 25, 2022, when snowfall in Boston was approximately 9 inches in total. While Boston has yet to accumulate that much snow in a single day, meteorologist predictions for a wet, consistently precipitating winter seem to be pretty consistent with what we’re witnessing.
Friday snow in Massachusetts
Temperatures below the 20s this weekend will likely make Friday’s snowfall stick around. Central and Western Massachusetts are expected to accumulate greater snowfall totals, around two inches, and Boston only around one inch. The snow is slated to begin on Friday afternoon.
The coastal snow will run from about 6-8 AM on Friday, January 19, and the remainder of Massachusetts will begin to get snow around 4-6 PM. There could be more snow later in the evening as well, but total accumulation for Friday is predicted to be around 1 inch.
There is no further system en route for the remainder of the week, but the weekend temps will remain in the low 20s, reaching single digits at their worst! Temperature plummets will follow with 40-degree days next Tuesday and Wednesday. Check out these tips to survive the ice-cold temps ahead.