Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Taunton today said 3 to 4 inches of snow are expected in the Merrimack Valley. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for "Northeast Massachusetts away from the immediate coast."
The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. But for the rest of this week, temperatures are expected to be below 40 degrees during the day and below 30 degrees at night.
The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said.