Here’s what forecasters are saying about the timing and impacts of Monday’s wintry weather

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Forecasters say commuters should be careful when they get home from work on Monday.

A winter mix hits the Boston area Sunday through Monday. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Boston is bracing for a spell of wet, wintry weather to kick off the week.

Many of us are already seeing rain on Sunday evening and in some places sleet and snow. But forecasters say the real danger will come Monday, when many parts of Massachusetts will receive several inches of snow.

Sunday and Monday again

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), rain in the Boston area is expected to continue into the morning, but will turn to snow between noon and 2 p.m. Monday, with winds hovering around 16 to 20 mph.

NWS meteorologist Kyle Pederson said rain will turn to snow earlier in the day further west than you are in the state, while western Massachusetts will see snow between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday morning.

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Pederson said commuters should use caution when driving on Monday afternoon commutes.

“Then we see the rain turn into snow, just before the afternoon rush hour. And then we’re going to start seeing these amounts of snow pile up at peak times,” he said. “So rush hour can be slow and drive extra careful tomorrow.”

Temperatures are expected to peak at 38 degrees before dropping to 33 degrees by 3 p.m. Monday, according to the NWS. The snow is expected to end between 7 and 9 p.m. Monday, with an overnight minimum temperature of 28 degrees.

The consequences of the storm

Pederson said 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected in the Boston area, while the Worcester area is expected to receive between 2 and 4 inches. The Fitchburg area in the Berkshires is expected to see the most snow, between 6 and 8 inches, he said.

“I think a lot of snow is going to melt, especially in coastal areas, including Boston, just because we hit 40 degrees on Tuesday and I think we should see some sun,” he stated. “But in the west, especially in the areas where 6 to 8 inches of snow is going to fall, there’s a good chance we won’t melt it because it takes a lot longer to melt all that snow.” “

The NWS winter weather advisory for Massachusetts begins at 7 p.m. Sunday and ends at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The NWS also issued a coastal flood warning for eastern Massachusetts between 10 a.m. and noon Monday, but Pederson said it should only result in a few road closures with little to no damage.

“Basically it’s just a by-product of the astronomical high tide for this time of the month, and then we’re dealing with an easterly, northeasterly wind,” he said. “So this, in conjunction with the astral tides, will most likely cause minor flooding.”

Another storm is coming

Tuesday will be sunny with highs of 40 degrees and winds between 14 and 17 mph. But another storm is expected for snow in Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS.

There is a chance of snow in the Boston area after 2 p.m. Wednesday, with a forecast of 36 degrees and winds between 6 and 8 mph, according to the NWS.

A mix of rain and snow is expected until about 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening, after which precipitation is expected to transition to full rain, the NWS said. The low that night is expected to be 32 degrees, with winds of 19-24 mph after midnight and gusting to 36 mph.

The rain is expected to continue into the morning, according to the NWS, and to falter around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 51 degrees, with winds around 18-22 mph and gusting to 32 mph.

Pederson said it was too early to predict snow totals for Wednesday’s storm.

Here’s what local forecasters say about the weather:

National Weather Service: Everyone will see snow tomorrow afternoon

david epstein: Snow change tomorrow

David Williams, WCVB: Highest accumulations along and north of Rte. 2

Vicki Graf, Boston 25: If you can work from home on Monday, that’s a good day for it

Pete Bouchard, NBC 10: Not a big storm, but a smooth draft in the morning

Sarah Wroblewski, WBZ: There should be snow on Monday afternoon.

A.J. Waterman, WHDH: The mixing line is already moving north.

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