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2 more rounds of snow could be headed to New England

Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days as New Englanders are just digging out from a historic blizzard.

Frank Nocera, senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, said Wednesday afternoon that a fast-moving Friday storm could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow and strong wind gusts in some areas around Boston.

That would add to the 2 to 3 feet of snow dumped in parts of Massachusetts earlier this week.

Forecasters are also monitoring a storm loaded with moisture that's heading into the region over the weekend.

Depending on how it tracks, another storm could bring snow -- or snow turning into rain -- from Sunday night into Monday morning in Massachusetts, Nocera said.

"Neither storm will be close in magnitude to the one we just had, but there's really no place to put additional snow," he said. "Even 2 to 4 inches will be an inconvenience."

Nocera stressed the storm assessments are preliminary: Massachusetts could still see little to no impact from the systems. "There's still some uncertainty," he said.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service warns of bitter cold temperatures in the coming days.

Wednesday night temperatures are expected to be at or below zero in northwestern and central Massachusetts while Saturday may bring temperatures in the teens across the state.

During the blizzard that pounded New England Monday and Tuesday, the central Massachusetts city of Worcester saw a record 34.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Boston saw just over 24 inches, and Providence, Rhode Island, had about 19 inches.