Metro

Light snow for Christmas, but bigger storm on way

Light snow is bringing a touch of a white Christmas to much of New England.

But a more serious storm is in the works for later in the week.

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Forecasters say the snow falling on Christmas Day should amount to little more than a dusting in southern New England, to one or two inches to the north.

The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for central and northern areas for the storm expected to begin late Wednesday and continue into Thursday. Forecasters say some areas of New England could get six or more inches of snow, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain.

In Boston and southern New England, warmer temperatures are expected to turn the precipitation to rain on Thursday. Strong winds are also forecast.

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