Major snowstorm could hit Northeast on Wednesday bringing possible blizzard conditions

Streets in Soho are covered in snow during a massive winter storm on January 4, 2018 in New York City.
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

A major winter storm could hit the Tri-State later this week with the potential to bring at least 6 inches of snow to much of the area.

Wednesday’s storm is set to arrive two days after a lighter round of rain and wet snow move through the New York area on Monday.

Rain on Monday morning is forecast to mix with wet snow in the afternoon. There could be a slushy coating to 1 inch north and west of the city.

Tuesday will be brisk, cold and partly sunny before the larger winter storm moves in Wednesday afternoon.

Wind and snow is forecast to continue through the evening and into Wednesday night.

A plowable snow of at least 6 inches is expected for much of the area, although the heaviest amounts will be determined by the exact track of the storm. Areas to the north and west could see even more accumulation.

Cold, blustery conditions will continue Thursday, with highs in the lower 30s.

And it's not just New York as cities across the Northeast may get as much as half a season's worth of snow in just 24 hours, CBS News reports.

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