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Snow Coming Saturday, Then Sunday Night

March 2, 2019

LOWELL -- National Weather Service forecasters say the region should expect 2 to 5 inches of snow to fall overnight between 1 a.m. and 7 p.m., though a far more significant snowfall is expected to follow closely on its heels Sunday night into Monday morning.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, with the heaviest snowfall expected between 4 a.m. and noon.

Chelmsford announced that a snow emergency parking ban will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and UMass Lowell announced that both its Lowell and Haverhill campuses will be closed on Saturday.

But in the wake of that relatively light snowfall on Saturday, another storm that will arrive late Sunday night is expected to dump 8 to 12 inches of snow on the region, according to the National Weather Service in Norton.

Forecasters warn there is still some uncertainty in that forecast since the precise path the storm takes could change where the rain/snow line is, and change the location of the heaviest snowfalls.

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