Baker told reporters that current projections show the storm moving into the Boston area at about 3 p.m. and for it to "snow very hard for a pretty long period of time". Starting on Tuesday morning, commuters in NY and the Northeast could experience severe delays on roads and at regional airports in the affected areas.
The Democrat says forecasts call for as much as 2 feet of snow in the Tug Hill Plateau area off Lake Ontario's eastern end. Rain may also mix in west of interstate 81. For the southern parts of Mid-Michigan, the snow will change to rain and freezing rain, then back to snow during the day Tuesday.
Vermont is in for another snowstorm that could bring up to a foot of snow and sleet to some areas.
A wintery mix of snow and sleet is forecast to fall overnight Monday and much of Tuesday in the tri-state area, making for a risky day of commuting.
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"Where changeover from snow to rain occurs, roads will likely become a slushy mess", the National Weather Service said.
Extremely risky conditions for outdoor activities and travel will exist area-wide. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, but a chance of rain and snow will return on Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday. Snowfall accumulations of up to two inches possible. At the same time, heavy snow 4 to 8-inches is expected in northern counties bordering Wisconsin, and a Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded counties) for primarily freezing rain/snow mix is in effect for the remainder of the Chicago area.
A winter storm watch begins Tuesday afternoon for most of the Bay State, while Southeastern Massachusetts is under a winter storm advisory.