Here’s how much snow and ice is expected to accumulate in Massachusetts on Tuesday

“Take precautions this morning and prepare for reduced visibility and icy roads on your AM commute.”

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 03: A woman walks past two workers clearing snow from a sidewalk near South Station as the first winter storm of the season impacts the region on December 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Scott Eisen / Getty Images, File

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A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will impact the morning commute Tuesday, forecasters warned. 

“Take precautions this morning and prepare for reduced visibility and icy roads on your AM commute,” the National Weather Service said

Service forecasters cautioned that the morning’s commute will be “especially difficult” across Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, where the snow is predicted to become a mix of freezing rain and sleet.

The wintry mix is forecast to hit the Mass. Pike between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., making for “slick travel,” the service said. Parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut could see “moderate” ice accretion. 

“Locations north and west will see [precipitation] transition to a mix by the early afternoon,” forecasters said. “Coastal areas will see precipitation gradually change over to all rain. Anticipate the heaviest precipitation from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.”

The weather system is predicted to transition from a wintry mix to all snowfall from northwest to southeast during the afternoon into the evening, with precipitation tapering off during the evening. 

“The evening commute could be slick across the interior as precipitation changes over and winds down,” the service said. 

In total, service forecasters are predicting Boston could see between 3 and 4 inches of snow, while higher totals — up to 6 — could accumulate in northern parts of the state. Below, seven maps from local meteorologists forecasting how much snow could accumulate from Tuesday’s storm. 

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