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Forecast calls for 2-5 inches of snow; winter weather advisory starts at midnight

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in advance of a storm that was expected to arrive in the metro-east late Tuesday night.

Forecasters said the metro-east could received 2-5 inches of snow, with north wind gusts up to 45 mph.

The winter weather advisory goes into effect at midnight and ends at 6 p.m. Wednesday. This type of advisory is issued when hazardous travel conditions are expected.

A wind advisory also was issued for the same time period as the winter weather advisory.

Rain is likely after 9 p.m. Tuesday, mixing with snow by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

There is a 90 percent chance of precipitation on Wednesday.

The snow shouldn’t stick around for long. Skies will be partly sunny with a high of 40 Thursday while Saturday’s high is expected to be 58 and Sunday’s high may reach 61.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.

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