Here’s the timing of the snow expected Wednesday into Thursday

The National Weather Service expects steady snowfall to start around 8 p.m. in Boston.

A worker clears the walkway in front of the Children's Museum in swirling snow on Feb. 12. Lane Turner / The Boston Globe, File

Massachusetts is under a Winter Weather Advisory as snow is forecast to roll through the region from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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The city can expect to see about 3 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts, according to snowfall maps from the service and other meteorologists. Locales along the Massachusetts coastline, such as Gloucester, Plymouth, and Provincetown, could get 4 to 6 inches; the same goes for areas in the central and western parts of the state, including Worcester.

When ‘steadier’ snowfall is expected to start and end:

The service predicts southern New England will begin to see “light snow” Wednesday evening with “steadier snowfall” predicted to begin around Boston by 8 p.m.

Snow start times map for Wednesday.

The steady snow is expected to end at approximately 6 a.m. in Boston, the service said.


When steady snow is supposed to end on Thursday.

What to expect on the roads:

Roads conditions will be “fair” around 9 p.m. Wednesday but poor overnight, Chris Lambert, a meteorologist with 7 News, tweeted. He expects main roads will be “fair” during the Thursday morning commute, with conditions improving at approximately 9 a.m.

Shiri Spear, a meteorologist with Boston 25, said travel will slow Wednesday night.

“Most accumulation will wrap up 7-10 a.m. tomorrow,” she said on Twitter