The third winter storm to hit in a week is moving out of Massachusetts, but not before dropping several inches of snow across the state.
Northern Middlesex and Worcester counties were hid the hardest, with 10 inches reported in Ashby and 9 inches reported in Tyngsborough.
While not a large storm, the timing made for a tough evening commute, especially north and west of Boston. The speed limit was lowered to 40 miles per hour on the Mass Pike and State Police reported a number of minor accidents and spinouts, especially in Central Massachusetts.
Meteorologist David Epstein says this storm will likely bring the total snowfall in Boston for the season to more than 60 inches.
"That's only going to be the third time in over 120 or so years that we've had two winters with over 60 [inches] back to back," Epstein said. "One was in the late 1800s, one was in the early 1990s, and now we're going to have this one. It is pretty unprecedented."
Boston averages about 40 inches of snow each season.
Wednesday will begin with a quick period of snow or rain showers before milder air moves in. Highs will rise to the low 40s for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
This article was originally published on February 18, 2014.