Region prepares for first snow of the season

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Region prepares for first snow of the season
This map shows the National Weather Service’s latest predictions as of Jan. 5. (Photo/National Weather Service)

WESTBOROUGH – Get those shovels, sleds and snow tubes ready – some major snow is coming on Sunday.

The National Weather Service’s extended forecast calls for snow to begin falling overnight Saturday into Sunday.

High temps will be in the mid-30s, with winds out of the northeast gusting to about 30 miles per hour.

Latest indications are calling for a “plowable snow,” with a potential for 6 or more inches.
Should the white stuff envelop the landscape, residents across the region will be ready to head to their favorite sledding places.

In Marlborough, the top places include the Country Club, Assabet Valley, Ghiloni Park and Jericho Hill; in Westborough, the hills at the golf club and the old “round top” are among the prime choices.

Not into sledding? Marlborough Recreation offers free snowshoe rentals for residents.

Seven-day rentals (including poles) are available for Thursdays-Wednesdays. Register at www.mrd.recdeck.com. Quantities are limited; proof of residency is required.

For information, call Marlborough Recreation at 508-624-6925.

Grafton Recreation also offers free snowshoe rentals; for information and to register, visit the Recreation Department page via www.graftonma.gov, or call 508-839-8507.

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