The first snow could arrive on Friday night or Saturday morning.
BROCKTON – The first snow of the season is expected this weekend, likely coming days earlier than it did the previous year.
The National Weather Service is forecasting one to two inches of snow for Brockton, according to Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist in the Taunton office.
“Right now, we’re looking at a coastal storm that’s generating from the southeast coast of the United States and heading northeast,” she said on Thursday morning. “It’s going to bring a chance of snow as early as Friday night.”
Buttrick said the storm is likely to bring a mix at the onset.
“The more likelihood of snow is Saturday into Saturday evening as the storm tracks south and east of Nantucket,” she said. “Right now, we’re looking at one to two inches for the Brockton area.”
The storm is slow-moving and would likely bring a couple inches over several hours, finishing by 8 p.m. on Saturday, Buttrick said.
But before the snow arrives, the high temperature on Thursday and Friday is expected to be between the low-40s and mid-40s.
“It’s going to be seasonal here through the end of the week, but as we go through the weekend, light snow or a little bit of mix is possible Saturday and then arctic air is the story next week,” said Cindy Fitzgibbon, a meteorologist with The Enterprise’s news partner WCVB-TV.
Channel 5 forecasts the best chance for snow on Saturday is southeastern Massachusetts, from just south of Boston to just north of Hyannis.
“The amounts look light everywhere,” Fitzgibbon said.
The meteorologists are also tracking a storm early next week.
“There is a potential for accumulating snow Tuesday,” Buttrick said. “Right now, it’s just a chance of precipitation.”
The first snowfall in Brockton last year was on Dec. 12 with two inches. Then, on Dec. 17, three inches fell in the city, according to the weather service.
“Sometimes we can get snow as early as October,” Buttrick said.