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UPDATE: Wintry Mix to Hit All Day Tuesday

A winter storm that starts as snow, changes to a wintry mix and ends as rain is expected to hit Danvers on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-6 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service has upgraded its snow prediction for Tuesday to 4-6 inches for the Danvers area. Snow and freezing rain are still predicted, along with sleet and patchy freezing fog this afternoon.

“Snow may be heavy at times,” NWS says.

The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for today late Monday afternoon, forecasting 2 to 6 inches of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain this afternoon.

The advisory was in effect from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Tuesday. The NWS station in Taunton said snow and “possibly a brief period of sleet or freezing rain” are in the mix for Tuesday.

Freezing rain is predicted for the evening with a chance of rain after midnight.

Drivers are urged to be cautious while out on the roads due to the probability of a thin layer of ice and snow covering any untreated roadways.

“When temperatures are below freezing, motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop,” the advisory stated.

After the changeover to rain, there may also be flooding in poor drainage areas.

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