Region picks up unexpected snowfall from winter storm

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REGION – Sticky snow began falling across area communities on Sunday, causing minimal disruption but surprising some.

Forecasters had projected less then an inch of snow for the area as recently as Saturday morning. By Sunday afternoon though, the outlook had changed, with experts now saying the region may receive upwards of three inches of accumulation before all is said and done.

The National Weather Service said in a tweet on Sunday morning that the low-pressure system producing this snow ended up tracking closer to the New England coast than expected.

Region picks up unexpected snowfall from winter storm
An updated graphic from the National Weather Service shows predicted snow accumulation from today’s “long duration, light snowfall event.” (Photo/via National Weather Service)

That is producing what an overnight NWS bulletin described as “a long duration, light snowfall event.”

Communities saw a “burst” of accumulation on Sunday morning.

Things tapered off slightly during the day.

By mid afternoon, though, forecasters have said snowfall may ramp back up through the evening and into the overnight hours as “a second push” of precipitation makes its way across Central Massachusetts.

That could drop between one and two additional inches of accumulation on top of what had already accumulated as of around 2:30 p.m., according to the NWS.

A winter weather advisory has been extended north to include Southborough, Westborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton.

That advisory will remain in effect through Sunday night.