Back-To-Back Winter Weather Systems Head Towards New England

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Meteorologists said the first weekend of the New Year will bring back-to-back winter weather systems across much of southern New England.

According to the National Weather Service Boston, the twin weather systems were forming early Friday over Missouri and Mexico.

The first bout of slushy snow and sleet is expected to hit the New England region at around 7 p.m. New Year's Day.

"After a quiet day, a wintry mix overspreads areas northwest of the Boston to Providence corridor tonight with rain along the coast," NWS Boston tweeted Friday morning. "While snow/ice amounts will be minor, roads will be slippery across the interior."

NWS said precipitation will mostly switch to rain before ending by Saturday afternoon, with around one to two inches of snow accumulation possible in parts of northern Massachusetts.

As soon as the first system passes, there is another winter weather system positioned to roll into the New England region, which NWS said will likely arrive Sunday night into Monday morning.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: NWS Boston/Twitter)