Tuesday morning's white Christmas dusting may have been just a preview of the days ahead.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of the Merrimack Valley including North Andover for Wednesday night through Thursday night.
The snow is expected to start late Wednesday night and continue into Thursday morning, accompanied by winds up to 25 miles per hour. About 3-7 inches is possible overnight.
On Thursday, there is expected to be a rain/snow mix for our area, bringing 1-2 inches of snow. During the afternoon there will likely be heavy rain. Thursday night, temperatures will drop to the low 20s, causing widespread freezing on the roads.