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Midweek Storm to Bring Strong Winds, Possible Snow

Massachusetts is bracing for another storm.

Midweek Storm to Bring Strong Winds, Possible Snow

First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter.

Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning.

According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m.

"What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog. "If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What happens is, the precip starts as rain, but as some of those rain drops evaporate into water vapor, the dew points go up, and the temp goes down.  A spread of a dew point of 20 and temp of 45, likely meets in the lower to mid 30s when precip becomes heavy enough, and that changes rain to snow.

Towns near Interstate 495 could actually see an inch of snow accumulate.

The Nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm.

Forecasters at  The Weather Channel are also predicting coastal flooding with the Nor'easter in some areas. Unlike during Hurricane Sandy, the flooding will not coincide with astronomical high tides.

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