Winter’s first big storm will hit the Boston area on Thursday, with three or more inches of snow forecast for Watertown.
Snow will fall before 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, and will turn to rain. At 5 p.m. it will be a mix of rain and snow. After 11 p.m. the precipitation will turn back to snow.
WCVB Channel 5’s early snowfall forecast shows Watertown on the edge of the areas with 1-3 inches and 3-6 inches. The Cape will get less than an inch, while West of Worcester and New Hampshire will get more than 6 inches.
Friday’s forecast is for sunny weather with a high of 37 degrees.