Northern New England can expect frigid winds and heavy snowfall over the next few days.
The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, issued a winter storm watch indicating that heavy snow is possible from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening in Maine and New Hampshire.
Northern Maine can expect 8 to 12 inches of snow, while coastal parts of the state can expect less than 6 inches, according to the service’s forecast. Northern New Hampshire could see up of 8 inches of snow.
Travel could be difficult for morning commuters on Wednesday, forecasters said. Power outages are possible, and drivers are encouraged to keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in their vehicle.
Parts of Vermont could see up to 11 inches of snow from late Monday night to Wednesday morning, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service in Burlington. Snowfall will move into Vermont on Tuesday, likely hitting after noon.
Travel will be most hazardous Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, according to the advisory.
Cold temperatures and wind chills will arrive Wednesday night and linger into Thursday, with wind chill temperatures as frigid as 20 to 35 below zero, the service said.
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for Massachusetts, according to local forecasters.