These maps show how much snow will fall from the storm in New England

These maps show how much snow will fall from the storm in New England

These maps show how much snow will fall from the storm in New England

It will rain with snow and the wind will increase.

Heavy rain is expected Wednesday night, especially in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.NWS
Strong winds are expected Wednesday into Thursday night.NWS

Snow will begin Wednesday afternoon and affect evening traffic. said the meteorological service. In the evening, the snow will change to rain. Streets may be flooded after midnight due to rain. Wind gusts could reach 40 to 50 mph in southeastern New England.

Areas in the northern part of the state could get up to 6 inches of snow, including in Greenfield and Fitchburg, and up to 4 inches in nearby Connecticut, in Worcester and Springfield.

Boston is expected to see a maximum of about 3 inches of snow, while southeast Massachusetts could see even less. Forecasters said in an online discussion A mixture of snow and rain is likely to fall in the region, with the heaviest snowfall in higher elevations. The rest of Thursday is expected to be dry and windy.

Forecasters warn that the situation could affect the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning traffic.

Snow and sleet are also possible in Massachusetts during the storm, with heavy impacts in the western and central parts of the state.

This map shows the risk of snow and sleet.National Weather Service

Residents see snow in Rhode Island. Burrillville and Foster saw about 3 inches of snow, while Providence saw only 2 inches.

This map shows how much snow to expect in Rhode Island.NWS

In Massachusetts, the storm may have only minor impacts. Drivers are urged to use caution when driving in such conditions.

This map shows the possible effects of the storm.National Weather Service

Meanwhile, New Hampshire and Maine could get up to 6 inches of snow on Wednesday, with more snow likely. A winter storm watch is in effect for the vast majority of both states from Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Low pressure will bring moderate to heavy snow late Wednesday, the weather service said, causing low visibility and hazardous traffic conditions during the morning commute. Wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour could bring down tree limbs.

Here’s what to expect from Wednesday’s storms in Maine and New Hampshire.National Weather Service

Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible in parts of south-central, southwest, west-central and western Maine, and parts of northern New Hampshire. Snow totals of up to 6 inches are possible, along with some ice accumulations.

Overview of snowfall totals for New Hampshire and southern Maine.NWS

In New Hampshire, the central part of the state could see the heaviest snowfall, including North Conway, which could see up to a foot. Laconia and Plymouth could get 6 to 8 inches, while the southern part of the state is expected to get 3 to 4 inches.

In the heart of the White Mountains, it snows the most.NWS

In Maine, both Bangor and Rangeley could see a foot of snow, while Portland could get up to 4 inches and Bar Harbor 4 to 6 inches.

Snowfall in Maine could reach up to a foot.NWS

Roads could be slippery and dangerous with 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour Wednesday afternoon and evening. Drivers are urged to use caution.

Potential storm impacts.NWS

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