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Early-season snow possible on Saturday

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, October 28, 2011

While many people will be celebrating Halloween this weekend, Mother Nature may have a trick (or treat) of her own up her sleeve. A storm currently centered over Georgia is forecast to develop and move up the Atlantic coast Saturday, potentially leading to some stormy conditions here in the Boston area on Saturday night. Depending on the exact track the storm takes off the New England coast, rain showers on Saturday evening may turn to snow showers overnight.

Snow in the month of October is relatively unusual for our area: In Boston, snow has been observed in October in only nine of the past 46 years. Even if the snow doesn’t materialize on Saturday night, however, it is still likely to be cold, wet, and windy, so be sure to incorporate some extra layers into your costume!