Nor’easter expected to bring Newton rain, possibly sleet

Just as Newton settles into spring and prepares for flooding season, winter has come whipping back with a vengeance.

A nor’easter is expected to hit the region Tuesday night into Wednesday, starting as rain and producing snow in some spots—even in plowable amounts north and west of Boston—as temperatures drop and the storm drags on through Friday.

Will Newton get snow? According to most sources, probably not. At least, nothing to tell future generations about.

The National Weather Service is predicting rain with some sleet through Wednesday night as colder air moves in but no substantial snowfall.

WCVB is predicting that the snow will stick to the north and west, particularly areas with higher elevation. WHDH concurs.

With slippery roads Wednesday night and Thursday morning and potential flooding all across the city Thursday and Friday, Newton will likely have all the drama of a snowstorm with none of the Hallmark aesthetic.

On the bright side, after it’s over there will be clear skies and a solar eclipse.