The weather service's forecast calls for heavy snow, with total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches.
But blizzard conditions are possible and power outages are a threat for areas in Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and ME, which are under the Winter Storm Watch from Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon, he said.More news: Arsenal's Win Over Watford Is Important, Says Arsene Wenger
Damage to trees and power lines is possible as snow will be accompanied with strong to damaging winds.
The Taunton forecasters, who put a winter storm watch in place from 8 p.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday, expect the Tuesday morning commute to be hard if not impossible, with snow falling at a rate of between 1 and 3 inches an hour. The snow projections for Providence come with a 70 percent chance of 8 or more inches, a 48 percent chance of a foot or more, and a 15 percent chance of 18 inches or more.More news: After Hazard's complaints Conte recalls his own clash with the boss
The National Weather Service predicts about a foot of snow during the next storm, with the possibility of up to 19 inches.
Other areas that were severely affected before, including parts of New York, New Jersey and Maryland will see only one-to-four inches of snow this time around, Chenard said. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.More news: Russian Federation won't accept meddling in its domestic affairs - Putin
The Northeast is bracing for its third nor'easter in less than two weeks, while some people are still feeling the effects of the last storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas and left hundreds of thousands of customers without power. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.