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A slow-moving, coastal storm will bring a slug of rain and wind to the region today and tonight. The rain will amount to 1 to 3 inches with street flooding possible. The bulk of the storm will be over by Wednesday morning, but clouds and the risk of rain and snow showers will linger into Thursday.
This is a typical warm nor'easter where enough mild air comes in off the ocean to avoid any major issues with snow or ice. That said, we do have some frozen precipitation inland this morning and there will be some light accumulation of snow and sleet. Areas well north and west of Route 495 could see 1 to 3 inches of snow, but it's all going to be washed away by the heavy rain this afternoon.
The heaviest rain will move in during the afternoon making it a difficult commute.
Temperatures will reach the lower 50s over Cape Cod, but only around 40 in the far northwest corner of Worcester County.
Winds and coastal beach erosion will be an issue along the coast, especially east facing beaches and areas on Cape Ann and Cape Cod. Winds might reach 50 miles per hour or higher later today and the first part of the night causing scattered power outages.
The storm will linger in the area for a couple of days, but in a weakened state. This means clouds and the chance of showers of rain or snow.
Better weather arrives Friday with a lot of clouds and seasonable temperatures. After this storm, we have a lull in the action and no wintry cold or snow for a while.
Tuesday: Any early snow and sleet changes to rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Urban street flooding possible in places. Gusty winds with highs in the 40s.
Tuesday night: Showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Some downpours possible. Lows of 40 to 45.
Wednesday: Lots of clouds with a risk of a shower or two. Highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday: A snow or rain shower. Highs in the 40s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 40.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a high in the lower 40s.
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