WEATHER ALERT: Storm Expected to Hit Boston Tonight

Cars buried in snow near Cleveland Circle. (Photo by Honah Liles/BU News Service)

BOSTON – St. Patrick’s Day has just passed, but that has not stopped the flurry of cold weather in New England. Weather forecasters have warned of a messy Tuesday morning commute as yet another winter storm looms.

Forecasters project approximately four to six inches of snow in Boston and up to eight inches in the outer suburbs. Snow is expected to move in some time between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and is expected to continue throughout the night into Tuesday. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued from tonight all the way through Tuesday morning.

Coastal communities are not likely to be hit hard by the upcoming storm. The storm is expected to wind down by Tuesday evening with potential precipitation to hit the city through Wednesday morning.

The city is preparing for the snowstorm, as the state has postponed the MCAS English Composition Test, taken by 4th, 7th, and 10th graders. The test was expected to be taken on Tuesday morning.

Although Wednesday marks the first official day of spring, temperatures are only expected to reach a high of 40 and potential lows in the teens. Do not throw away your winter jackets any time soon because winter weather is still far from over.