Second winter storm to hit New England this weekend

After a storm brought several inches of snow to parts of Massachusetts on Saturday, StormTeam 5 is closely watching a storm system that has the potential to deliver even more snow to the region.

Most of Massachusetts and eastern New Hampshire is under a winter storm watch from 7 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday.

“There’s a lot of indication that a (sizeable) area of our region will see over 6 inches (of snow),” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist Kelly Ann Cicalese.

Widespread, heavy snowfall is likely between 10 and 11 p.m., which will continue overnight and into the early-morning hours Monday.

The heavier snowfall is expected to slow down between 5 and 6 a.m.

“If you’re heading out (at) 8, 9 o’clock in the morning on Monday, we’re not expecting much (snow to fall) at this point,” Cicalese said.

Boston, along with areas to the near south and east of the city, should expect 4 to 7 inches of snow.

Areas west of Interstate 95, including most of the Massachusetts Turnpike and southern New Hampshire, could receive 7 to 10 inches of snow.

Northwestern Massachusetts has a projected snowfall total of 4 to 7 inches, along with areas south of Brockton and Taunton and up to the Cape Cod canal. The cape and islands should see 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Southeast Massachusetts could experience a wintry mix or heavy rain Monday morning.

“Your Monday morning commute is going to be a mess,” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist Mike Wankum.

Very cold weather will follow the two storms next week, with forecast temperatures expected to be well below normal.

Areas of southeastern Massachusetts received 3 to 5 inches of snow Saturday, with some parts of the cape getting upward of 5 inches.

The National Weather Service reported that Brewster had 5.3 inches, while Wellfleet had 5 inches.

East Bridgewater received 4.5 inches, Fall River got 4 inches and South Weymouth reported a snowfall of 3.8 inches, according to the NWS.

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