Weather forecasters have changed their opinion; now predicting just 3-5 inches of snow for MetroWest and Framingham, according to our news partner WHDH-TV.
Earlier in the week, WHDH-TV was calling for a foot for Framingham and MetroWest.
The National Weather Service still has Framingham and MetroWest in a winter storm watch Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, with a prediction of 3 to 7 inches of snow.
WCVB-TV is calling for 2-6 inches in MetroWest and Framingham.
WHDH-TV Meterorlogist Pete Bouchard writes in his weather blog "Now before you go slinging mud, keep this in mind... I gave snow amounts a couple of days ago because I felt there was a need to get out the word, not to fuel hype. If I talk snow, I give numbers. ... We're seasoned veterans with winter. Sometimes storms have a mind of their own and don't play by the rules. This was one of them. ... And that's where we start the discussion. With temperatures hovering in the mid and upper 30s we relied heavily on the fact the the storm will be strong and generate its own cold. That isn't happening. Not now, not tomorrow, not Sunday. So the numbers come down."
Snow is expected to begin late Saturday afteroon. At times, according to the National Weather Service we could see 1-2 inches of snow per hour. Snow will mix with rain, change to rain and then change back to snow.
The biggest concern is that the snow will be heavy and wet, thus there is the possibility for down wires and trees and thus the potential for power outages.