[Wednesday-Thursday Snow] No, these are not today’s snow totals, these are expected accumulations from our NEXT system from Wednesday night through Thursday…
This next storm will pack a “frontal punch”, with most accumulations occurring overnight. pic.twitter.com/Fe1jgIr7t9
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 24, 2023
Areas in the western part of Massachusetts could see up to six inches of snow, including Greenfield and Fitchburg. Areas in the middle part of the states, like Springfield and Worcester, could grow up to four inches.
At most, about two inches are expected in Boston, with even less snow likely in the southeastern part of the state. Forecasters said in an online discussion that cities located on the coast are more likely to see a mix of snow and rain.
Wind gusts could also reach 35 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning that the hazardous conditions are likely to impact the Wednesday evening ride, as well as the Thursday morning ride.
There is also a risk of snow and sleet in Massachusetts during the storm, with the western and central part of the state likely to experience the highest impact.
In Rhode Island, residents can also expect to see snow. While Burrillville and Foster could get about four inches of snow, Providence will likely only see about two inches.
The storm will likely have only minor impacts in Massachusetts. Drivers are urged to exercise caution when driving in these conditions.
Meanwhile, New Englanders in New Hampshire and Maine could be hit again on Wednesday, with heavy snowfall expected. A winter storm watch is in effect for the vast majority of every state from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.
The low pressure will bring a moderate to heavy snow streak late Wednesday afternoon and evening, the weather service said. Snow is likely to arrive during the evening drive in the southern regions.
A heavy accumulation of snow is likely, especially in the northern and interior regions, which could see up to a foot of snow in some areas. Mixed winter precipitation is expected in inland and coastal areas.
In parts of south-central, southwest, west-central, and western Maine, as well as parts of northern New Hampshire, heavy snowfall and mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow accumulations greater than six inches, as well as minor ice accumulations, are likely.
Wind gusts could reach 45 miles per hour along the coast and on higher ground, the weather service said. The gusts could potentially knock down tree branches.
In New Hampshire, the central part of the state is likely to receive the greatest snowfall, including North Conway, which could see up to 18 inches of snow. Laconia and Plymouth could both see up to a foot of snow. Meanwhile, the southern part of the state is expected to receive about four inches of snow.
Back in Maine, Bangor and Rangeley could see up to a foot of snow, while Portland could see up to six inches and Bar Harbor between three and four inches.
Roads are likely to become slippery and treacherous, with snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Drivers in the region are advised to exercise extra caution if they must travel.