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Snow on the way Sunday

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Sunday will live up to its name. Mostly.

Bright skies and temperatures in the high 30s are on tap for much of the day. Then snow will start in the evening, forecasters said.

The first flakes will begin falling around 9 p.m. Sunday and blanket the region until about 3 a.m. Monday, the weather service reported on its website.

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Periods of snow will continue Monday, and “2 to 4” appears reasonable for many locations,” the National Weather Service in Boston said on Twitter.

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More snow could also be in store for midweek.

Light snow could change to a wintry mix Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the weather service.

It is not clear yet whether this storm will have any accumulation.

Like other recent winter storms, the systems are coming from the southwest, in contrast to the nor’easters that are more common this time of year, said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist for the weather service.

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“It’s almost like we’re getting skirmishes rather big blockbusters,” she said. “The snow lovers among us don’t like these storms.”

Correspondent Lucas Phillips contributed. Sabrina Schnur can be reached at sabrina.schnur@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @sabrina_schnur.