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These maps provide a look at Monday’s storm

A person drove under a tree that had fallen over Twin Brook Road in Chesterfield, N.H., as heavy snow caused many trees and power lines to fall on Monday.Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP

A strong winter storm moved across New England on Monday, bringing as much as 6 inches of snow to high-elevation areas of Massachusetts and up to a foot of snow to parts of New Hampshire, forecasters said.

Heavy rain transitioned to snow early Monday afternoon in eastern and northeastern Massachusetts — including Boston — where forecasters anticipate total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches by 9 p.m. and wind gusts as high as 35 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to come to an end in Eastern Massachusetts between 8 and 10 p.m., forecasters said.


“We’ve still got another few hours of localized higher snowfall rates (up to an inch/hour) intermittent between the lighter snow,” forecasters said on Monday afternoon.

In Hampden and eastern Hampshire counties, forecasters anticipate total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches by 5 p.m., and “ice accumulations of a light glaze,” according to the weather service.

This map shows how much snow is expected in Massachusetts on Monday.National Weather Service

The late afternoon snow could complicate the evening commute, forecasters warned. Drivers should anticipate snow-covered roads and a “slick” late-day commute and encouraged anyone traveling on the roads to slow down and use caution while driving.

In central, northern, and southern New Hampshire, forecasters said heavy snow is expected until 10 p.m. Monday night, with a possible total of 7 to 10 inches of snow or more in some areas. Local travel conditions could be “extremely dangerous,” they said.

“Steady moderate snow” and “low visibility” will be the biggest impacts, the weather service said.

“Banded snowfall is likely through the day today which will bring periods of locally heavy snowfall, leading to rapid snow accumulations and extremely dangerous travel conditions,” forecasters warned.

This map shows how much snow to expect in Maine and New Hampshire.National Weather Service

Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.