A quiet Tuesday precedes New England’s next coastal storm, slated to make a run just off of our coastline Wednesday morning. Already Tuesday, while New England basks in sunshine with cool air holding highs close to 50 with wind chill values not exceeding the 40s, snow is falling in the Carolinas with a developing coastal storm that will rapidly intensify while pulling north and passing southeast of New England. Though showers will develop on the Cape and Islands mid to late Tuesday evening, and along the South Coast by midnight, most of New England will find precipitation breaking out around or after 11 PM. When the storm makes its closest pass Wednesday morning, rain will fall heavily with gusty winds, particularly on Cape Cod where gusts may exceed 45 mph briefly. Of course, the heavy rain Wednesday morning will impact the AM commute and will likely mix with snow not only in Central New England and Maine...but also in the higher terrain of Southern New England, then mixing all the way to the coastline but not likely to accumulate more than a coating on the grass of Southern New England. Interior Maine will see highest snowfall totals of 2”-4”, but by Wednesday midday, the storm will be over for nearly all of New England with emerging sunshine and a brisk westerly wind boosting temperatures to near 60 degrees! Cooler and dry air sweeps in Thursday, with the next disturbances slated for later Friday through Friday night...and later Sunday through Sunday night. The first of those may bring another mix of rain and snow, while later Sunday is likely to be mostly rain showers. Another period of unsettled weather with slightly milder temperatures looks to be centered near the Red Sox Home Opener next week in our exclusive First Alert 10-day.