Weather

Snow is in the forecast for this week. Here’s what you should know.

A coastal storm bringing heavy snow is expected mid-week.

A snow plow clears the road surface on Route 7, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 in New Ashford, Mass. A powerful winter storm that’s been tormenting travelers across the U.S. since before Thanksgiving moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people make their way home after the holiday weekend. (GIllian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) GIllian Jones / The Berkshire Eagle via AP

The week may have started with record warm spikes, but wintry weather is on its way to Massachusetts.

First, the National Weather Service is forecasting the state will see “minor” snow accumulations on Monday during the late morning and afternoon.

The snow totals will likely be between a coating to an inch in most spots, with a few locations potentially seeing 2 inches.

“Much of this will accumulate on non paved surfaces, with main roads remaining wet as temps will be at or above freezing,” service meteorologists said.

A more significant storm will arrive later in the week, according to the service.

A coastal storm, potentially bringing heavy snow, strong winds, and coastal flooding, is predicted to hit the region Wednesday night and Thursday.

The heaviest snow is most likely for southeastern Massachusetts.

“It does look like the best chance for seeing 6-12″ of snow is along and south of the Mass Pike with 2-6″ north of there, but again, this may shift in later forecasts,” service forecasters wrote.

Service meteorologists said there isn’t enough yet to merit issuing winter storm watches for the mid-week storm, but they are watching the system closely as it approaches.

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