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Storm Moving into Newton Area Wednesday Night

The winter storm packed quite a punch down in the south, but what does it mean for Newton?

The large winter storm that dropped inches of snow in the South is now headed towards the northeast, although little to no snow accumulation is expected in Newton.

According to the National Weather Service's latest forecast, several inches of snow are expected to fall in the western part of the state on Wednesday night, but with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees in Newton, the snow is expected to change over to rain or icy rain in the city. 

According to the WHDH 7Weather Blog, the snow will start tonight between 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and quickly turn into rain in the Boston area.

Although there will be little accumulation, drivers should be cautious as roads could get icy. 

Rain and snow is likely Thursday before 9 p.m., but accumulation will be minimal, the National Weather Service says.

The National Weather Service has issued both a hazardous weather outlook and a high wind watch for the Newton area Wednesday night into Thursday. Winds heading northeast could reach 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph, with potential to bring down power lines.

"Winds of this magnitude could down trees and tree limps, power lines and holiday decorations," the advisory reads. "Numerous power outages and minor property damage is possible." 

Another storm is expected to move into the region over the weekend, but forecasters predicting it will not hit the Newton area. 

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