The flowers will have to wait.
Spring is starting with snow showers, with the fourth nor’easter to hit Massachusetts this month expected to bring more plowable snow, coastal flooding, and high winds on Wednesday, overnight into Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories for most of Southern New England. Much of Eastern Massachusetts is forecast to see between 4 and 8 inches of snow, with precipitation predicted to begin Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday morning.
The service said coastal flooding and high winds will also be a “risk” during the storm, with the coast and Cape Cod likely to see wind gusts over 50 mph. The strongest winds will occur Wednesday night, according to the service.
“The previous 3 storms have damaged many trees that are vulnerable to further damage, and unfortunately more power outages are a possibility as a result,” the service warned.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that a Coastal Flood Watch has been issued for east- and north-facing shorelines for the Thursday morning high tide cycle.
“Overall expect widespread minor coastal flooding with pockets of moderate flooding for the early Thursday morning high tide (between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.),” the agency said.
See where the snow, flood, and wind-related hazards are forecast below: