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Coastal storm to bring a weekend rain/snow mix

Today’s clear skies will transition to a wet and soggy weekend as an area of precipitation over the southeast U.S. spins into a low pressure system. The system will move northeast along the coast and quickly deepen once it moves out over the ocean and passes New Jersey Saturday night. Rain will begin late Saturday afternoon, and should mix with snow after nightfall. Greater Boston could receive around an inch of snow, if a relatively cold period sets up early Sunday. However, western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire will receive 6–12 inches of snow, since colder temperatures will remain more inland. Winds will strengthen into Sunday across the whole region, but should only be around 20–30 mph.

Since the storm will quickly move out Sunday night, we will not experience an Arctic blast of cold air behind the storm. Skies should quickly clear by Monday with relatively mild temperatures. The clear weather by then may be short-lived as another storm arrives mid-week.