SHREWSBURY, Mass. - There's been plenty of snow so far this winter in Central Massachusetts, and Shrewsbury weather analyst Jim Arnold said there will be more Tuesday night.
Arnold said snowfall is expected to begin around midnight Tuesday and may last until Friday morning.
The storm may begin with a "burst of heavy snow, which will transition to a wintry mix during the day Wednesday," Arnold said. "As we approach Wednesday evening, there is a chance the precipitation will change to all rain and become intermittent."
Rain, sleet, and snow showers may continue Wednesday night into Thursday morning, he said.
"Later Thursday and Thursday night could see the return of snow to our area before it all ends on Friday," said Arnold. "There are also some signals that cold air damming will occur, raising the threat of freezing rain entering the mix."
Arnold said Worcester hills will see the most snow, and those areas above 1,000 feet have the best chance of getting significant accumulation. Lower elevations around Shrewsbury and Worcester can expect 3 to 5 inches before precipitation turns to a wintry mix and then rain.
The National Weather Service is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain and/or snow Tuesday night, with a 100 percent chance of snow and sleet Wednesday.
The NWS issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Central Massachusetts, and warned that a Winter Weather Advisory may be forthcoming.