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Maps: How and when Tropical Depression Fred and Tropical Storm Henri will impact Mass.

The first of the weather systems will arrive in the region late Wednesday.

An image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows then-Tropical Storm Fred, which formed late Tuesday night, Aug. 10, 2021, in the Caribbean. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via The New York Times

Massachusetts will see some rain this week as two tropical weather systems arrive in the region.

First, the Bay State will see the remnants of Fred, now a tropical depression, which will bring rain and potential flooding mainly to the west and north of Massachusetts starting late Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

“Humidity will be tropical, so looking at the possibility of downpours,” forecasters wrote. “That said, the best forcing appears that it will remain to our north and west. Still thinking some portions of MA could see 1-2 inches of rainfall, but have shifted the axis farther north and west. As has been the case many times this summer, the Cape and islands may not see much, if any, rainfall at all.”

Next, Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to pass “well offshore” over the weekend and bring a low chance of tropical storm-force winds, particularly to Cape Cod and the Islands. 

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But meteorologists said they can’t yet rule out a “greater impact” to southern New England.

“We are more confident in high surf along ocean beaches and rough seas offshore,” the forecasters said.

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