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Light Snow Tonight, Larger Storm Threatens Region Midweek

Light snow moves into the region later Sunday night but two approaching weather patterns could merge - potentially unleashing a larger storm midweek on an area already reeling from the aftermath of this weekend nor'easter. 

One more high tide cycle into the early afternoon Sunday will cause some minor to moderate flooding along the immediate coastline, which has already been battered and eroded. The cycle may bring another headache for those trying to clean-up from the two day nor’easter.

The nor’easter is now well out to sea, but it’s still churning up the surf. The remnants are wrapping the clouds around most of the region Sunday and bringing gusty winds mainly along the coastline out of the north to northeast.

Now we look ahead to the next couple days before the next system is knocking on our doorstep. Yes, we are tracking yet another storm, which has parallels and differences from the last system.

Through Sunday afternoon and into the early evening, the cloud cover will linger and we’ll likely see the onset of scattered rain showers south and snow showers for the mountain regions of northern New England.

The rain showers toward the south will change over to snow by 7 p.m., and continue through the overnight as winds shift slightly to the north-northeast with some ocean-enhanced snow bringing between 1- to 3-inches of snow overnight from Worcester to Boston to southeastern Massachusetts.

The Cape will likely see a dusting to two inches. Cape Cod will start off with a wintry mix then see some snow overnight turnover before it changes to all rain by early Monday morning. Temperatures slide to the low- to mid-30s across most of New England with a few upper 20s along the Canadian border.

Monday brings drier conditions by late morning, but with the snowfall accumulation, it will likely be a slick morning commute. Please be mindful of that before you make your way out the door. Monday and Tuesday remain relatively quiet with highs in the 40s south and closer to 40 north under partly cloudy skies.

Our next storm system is currently two pieces of energy. One of the systems is over the Midwest, approaching the Great Lakes, while the other one, is developing over Arkansas and Louisiana. These two systems will merge over the next couple days. The Midwestern system will swing the southern piece of energy along a path just off the coast of Virginia and Maryland.

By Wednesday, the storm will be knocking on our doorsteps with heavy snow for most of New England, and a wintry mix along the immediate coastline. Thankfully, this system does not look to coincide with the astronomical high tides or pack as damaging of wind as our last nor’easter, but it’s definitely something to take seriously if power is not restored before the storm moves in.

By Thursday, the storm continues to slide along the New England coastline, moving north-northeast, still bringing snow and gusty winds to the region. This second nor’easter leaves us alone by Friday and with a midweek storm, that leaves the weekend with quieter weather as we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time early next Sunday morning.

Temperatures over the course of the work week remain relatively on trend with a possible dip in the temperatures Wednesday and Thursday before we’re back to the low 40s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

As always, stay tuned for the very latest on the upcoming midweek storm by downloading the NBC10 Boston / NECN for weather alerts right to your phone.

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