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Storm System May Bring Snow, Coastal Flooding by End of Week

This month will go into the books with temperatures near normal, precipitation above normal, and snowfall near normal.

High pressure to the south of New England supplies this mild and dry weather to finish out the month today and tomorrow.

Temperatures cooled to freezing with patchy fog and frost last night and will do the same tonight, then warm to the 50s with sunshine by day.

The next weather front comes in from the north on Wednesday afternoon with a few rain or snow showers near the Canadian border. Otherwise, Wednesday has a good amount of sunshine with many areas pushing 60 degrees.

The weather pattern becomes very challenging late in the week. A blocking pattern the Atlantic ocean will actually send in storms from west to east across the North Atlantic. In addition, a powerful storm that came in off the Pacific Ocean will be crossing the nation from west to east.

So by Friday, we have weather systems coming at us from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, with additional input from the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Pole.

The early call is for wind and rain to develop Thursday, becoming colder with rain mixing with snow and higher elevations by Friday morning.

Periods of rain or snow are possible through Friday into Saturday, with slow drying air thereafter.

It's with a little bit more certainty we can say gale to storm force over the ocean winds will churn up the seas.

Also with a full moon on Thursday, the astronomical tides are running high, so coastal erosion and some coastal flooding are likely by Friday into Saturday with the midday high tides.

Someone may get a lot of snow or a lot of rain, but it's just too early to call, so keep checking back for further updates.

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