Following a bitter cold morning, eastern Massachusetts is in for a few inches of snow overnight.
Temperatures were well below zero across much of the state Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service reported that temperatures dropped to -15 in Bedford, -17 in Norwood and -21 in Orange. At Logan Airport in Boston, the low was 2 degrees. The wind chill made it feel even colder.
MBTA commuter ferry service out of Hingham had to be canceled for the day because of ice in the harbor.
Temperatures were forecast to rebound slightly Tuesday afternoon, with highs climbing to near 20.
Snow will begin falling between 10 p.m. and midnight, with the heaviest expected between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
WBUR meteorologist David Epstein predicts up to 3 inches in Boston and along the coast, with a coating to 2 inches around Worcester.
"The snow will end early Wednesday, and while it may slow the morning commute a bit, I don’t expect a major problem," Epstein wrote in his Tuesday morning forecast.
Temperatures will be less cold Wednesday, with highs around 32. Then more arctic air moves in for Thursday, and Epstein says we can expect several more days of below-average temperatures to close out the month — the coldest February on record since 1934.