Boston, MA– Weather forecasts are saying Boston will get around three or four inches of snow tonight, with flakes starting to fall this evening by around 7 p.m. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Massachusetts.

The snow storm is predicted to end by Thursday morning around 7 a.m., with heaviest snowfalls between 10 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m., so the roads might be alright for the morning commute depending on your route. Some roads may still be slippery so take care on your drive into work tomorrow, as road treatments don't work as well in the below-freezing temperatures. Wind chills will be below zero, so if you must go outside to walk the dog, bundle up and make sure Fido is equipped to weather the snow too, whether he has his own furry coat or prefers to model the latest trend in dog fashion winter wear.

Given the below freezing temperatures outside, this is expected to be a light, fluffy snow. Much easier to shovel than the wet and heavy snowfall we had last week. It's been a pretty light winter for snow so far this year; Boston Magazine noted that our total snowfall as of today is about 20 inches below the average for the city of Boston at this time of year.

No complaints about the light winter, but knock on wood. There's still plenty of time for us to get snowed in like we were last March. Looks like they're already predicting snow for Saturday. Meteorologists are also keeping an eye on a likely Arctic blast that would bring below normal temperatures to most of the country in March, with the northern central states experiencing the most extreme temperatures. The National Weather Service of Boston says that it has "fairly high confidence in below normal temperatures for the first week of March," with less certainty about how much snow the week will bring.

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