Snowstorm could drop up to 6 inches on Boston area Monday

(Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Winter weather advisories and warnings have been issued in Massachusetts as parts of the state were forecast to get as much as 8 inches of snow on Presidents’ Day.

The snow is likely to begin after midnight Sunday into Monday, with 1 to 2 inches accumulating in Boston overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to fall throughout the day Monday, possibly adding another 2 to 4 inches before the bulk of precipitation wraps up at about 7 p.m.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for most of the state, while a winter storm warning was issued for parts of southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.


A large swath of the state, including Boston, could see between 4 to 6 inches of snow when all is said and done, while parts of central Massachusetts could see only 3 to 4 inches, according to forecasters. The Plymouth area could see as much as 6 to 8 inches.

The day will likely be only a touch colder than sunny Sunday’s high of 33 degrees. High temperatures are expected to hover in the low 30s early in the week and low 40s later, according to the weather service.

A second winter storm is expected to roll in around late Wednesday into Thursday, but the bulk of precipitation is expected to be rain, freezing rain, and sleet in Boston, forecasters said. The storm could start as snow after midnight as temperatures drop into the mid-20s, but the snow is supposed to mix with sleet by 3 a.m. and rain into late morning.

Apart from the storms, a sunny week is expected with a dose of brightness Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, according to the weather service.

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