After such a mild weekend, winter is gradually returning to New England.
Highs on Monday will mainly be in the 30s, except just a bit colder far north and a bit warmer far south.
Skies will be mainly cloudy, and there will be stray rain or snow showers during the afternoon. The best chance for that would be in Southeastern Massachusetts as a storm gathers offshore.
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The center of that storm will stay offshore, but as it organizes a swatch of snow will expand back towards the coast.
Snow will be most widespread late Monday night into early Tuesday, especially for the South Shore, Cape and the Islands. North and west of there, the snow will be fairly minimal.
Expect 1-3 inches in those areas south and east of Boston, with 0-1 inches elsewhere.
A northeast wind on Tuesday morning will also pair up with astronomically high tides to create areas of splash over or minor coastal flooding.
The storm pulls away and sunshine returns on Wednesday, just in time for a partial lunar eclipse just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday in New England. Remember a lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through earth’s shadow.
Another disturbance will likely bring some rain or snow to the area by the end of the work-week.