What forecasters are saying about Tuesday’s storm

Here’s the latest from local meteorologists on when to expect the worst of the storm and what it will be like.

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A winter storm set to bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain is predicted to move through the Boston area Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, according to local forecasters.

One of the main factors is timing, with the heaviest snow expected to fall during the evening commute.

Here’s the latest from local meteorologists on when to expect the worst of the storm and what it will be like:

David Epstein calls the storm a “small weather event,” adding that it’s a “nuisance” because of when it’s expected to strike — the heaviest snow is predicted for 4 to 8 p.m.

WBZ’s Eric Fisher says there will be “pouring sleet” Tuesday evening. He called it “Just gross.”

Fisher says the best time to clean up should be around 10 p.m. in Boston.

Cindy Fitzgibbon called the storm “a sloppy, slushy waterlogged mess” for Wednesday morning.

Michael Page says the snow will transition to sleet “around dinnertime.”

Danielle Niles says that around 3 p.m. there will be “snow covered roads, reduced visibility.”

Harvey Leonard says, “It’s all in the timing.”

The National Weather Service warns to not “be surprised to see a lot of sleet out of this storm.”