It's a different week but the same weather pattern is in place, as an area of low pressure moves closer to us this evening with heavy rain across southern New England while heavy snow to the north.
The rain tonight will be steady and rainfall totals will range between a half inch to almost 2 inches in some spots. This, in turn, will cause big puddles on the roads and push smaller rivers to minor flood stage, especially along the Sudbury River and the Pawtucket River.
We also have a chance for coastal flooding around midnight due to astronomical high tide plus an east wind gusting up to 40 mph. The strong winds along the Cape and Islands late this evening and overnight could produce some isolated power outages.
While southern New England gets soaked in the rain, the North Country will be rejoicing in the snow where 12 to 18 inches is expected in the mountains. At least skiers and snowboarders will delight in this heavy, pasty snow that will serve as an excellent base. This system will continue to impact the mountains on Tuesday with more snow, while southern New England will be drying out.
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There is a slight chance for flurries/light snow showers on Wednesday and by Thursday the sun will be shining bright once again but we stay cool.
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Our pattern promises to stay active this week with another storm approaching the area Friday night and into the weekend, likely to contain both rain and snow for New England.