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Snow and gusty winds forecast for Wednesday/Thursday

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The National Weather Service is predicting gusty winds and snow Wednesday and Thursday.

Snow arrives Wednesday morning in western New England and reaches the East Coast during the afternoon. The most snow is expected across the interior, where as much as 12-16″ of snow could fall in parts of western Massachusetts. Closer to the coast, there is still uncertainty as to where the rain/snow line will be, so our confidence is lower in these projected totals.

Strong winds are expected along the eastern Massachusetts coast where gusts could reach 60 mph. Although astronomical tides are much lower than the past weekend, minor coastal flooding is possible with the early Thursday morning high tide.

Finally, if snow does change to rain Wednesday afternoon and evening in Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts, flooding of rivers, streams, and urban areas would become a concern.

Wednesday
A chance of snow before 8am, then rain likely between 8am and 1pm, then rain and snow after 1pm. High near 41. East wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4am. Low around 33. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Thursday
A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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