(National Weather Service)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM / AccuWeather) -- A midweek nor'easter is expected to dump several inches of snow in the Greater Boston Area. It will be the fourth winter storm in as many weeks.
A winter storm warning will be in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, and a coastal flood watch was issued for Tuesday morning's high tide.
In addition, a high wind watch will be in effect for the southeastern coastal areas of the state.
Wednesday will be cloudy, blustery and cold with snow from the afternoon into Wednesday night. The Boston Area is expected to receive 6-8 inches of accumulation, with 3-6 inches inland and 1-3 inches on the Cape, where rain will mix in for a time.
Strong wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour later in the day Wednesday into Wednesday night could cause coastal flooding and power outages. The high will be 36 degrees on Wednesday, with a low between 30 and 34 degrees Wednesday night.
Thursday will be cloudy, brisk and cold with a spotty rain or snow shower and a high of 41.
Snowfall is expected to be heaviest Wednesday afternoon and night and will last until Thursday morning.
It is expected to make travel dangerous and impact the Wednesday evening commute.
The prevoius 3 storms have damaged many trees that are vulnerable to further damage, and unfortunately more power outages are a possibility as a result.— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 19, 2018
Power outages are possible due to the combination, again, of heavy snowfall and winds.
Wind gusts of up to 50 mph on the coast are expected to peak during the day and into the night Wednesday.
Coastal flooding is expected to be minor during the Wednesday afternoon high tide, but minor-to-moderate during the Thursday morning high tide.
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