Spring may be in the air, but don't put those shovels, boots and scrapers away yet.
Early this morning the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Durham and Middlefield, as well as parts of the shoreline and inland areas, for a storm system that will move into the area later today.
The late winter storm is expected to drop up to two, maybe three inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the region between tonight and tomorrow morning.
Stronger winds are also predicted, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. The wintry mix and winds will at times reduce visibility to less than a quarter of a mile.
The snow is expected to begin late this afternoon. It will then mix with sleet overnight, before changing over to all rain early tomorrow morning.
"The accumulation of a light mix of rain on top of a light mix of snow will make travel difficult, especially during the Tuesday morning commute," the meteorologists stated in their advisory.
The advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Here's the forecast for Durham-Middlefield for the next few days:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.