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Forecasters Unsure Whether Brookline Will See Rain or Snow Saturday

The town lies right on the rain/snow line, meaning a degree or two of temperature change in either direction will determine what kind of storm we get.

Saturday's storm is proving to be a tricky one for area forecasters to get a hold on. 

Although it's not supposed to dump anywhere near the levels of precipitation Nemo did two weeks ago, it could drop significant rain or snow depending on where and when temperatures cross the freezing point.

At the moment, Brookline and Boston lie right on the projected rain/snow line, meaning we could get less than an inch of snow or several inches. As of late morning Friday, the National Weather Service was predicting an inch or less of wet snow in Boston, but maps issued by the service put Brookline in an area that could get a few inches. 

Forecasters seem to agree that in either case, the wintry precipitation will start falling late Saturday afternoon and through the night. 

If it does snow, it's likely to be a heavy wet snow, the type that can take down tree limbs and power lines. But what we're in for hinges on a difference of a degree or two in temperature, making any forecast anyone's guess.


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