Another winter storm on the horizon just hours after power is restored to many Mass. communities

Another winter storm is expected to hit New England Wednesday just hours after power was restored to communities across Massachusetts.

The storm is expected to begin between noon and 3 p.m. and then intensify throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours.

Similar to the last two storms, communities along the coast are projected to get a coating to less than an inch of snow, cities and towns south and east of I-495 are expected to get 1 to 3 inches, and the Worcester hills and parts of western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont will get 3 to 6 inches.

The snow will come down steadiest during the evening commute before turning into a soaking rain from south to north overnight. Wind gusts could reach 40-50mph as temperatures spike to 50.

Most areas are expected to dry out by 8 a.m. Thursday and remain clear through the weekend.

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For more information and the latest forecast, check out the 7WEATHER Weather Blog here.