BOSTON (AP) — As the East Coast shivers through an unusually cold early spring, parts of New England are bracing for a storm that could bring additional snow.

More than half a foot of snow is expected to hit southeastern Massachusetts Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Maine also will see snow.

National Weather Service spokesman Bill Simpson says Cape Cod and the Islands are expected to be hit the hardest, starting around the evening commute and lasting until Wednesday morning.

Boston and northern Massachusetts could get 2 to 4 inches of snow and coastal New Hampshire may see 1 to 2 inches. Areas west of Boston to Worcester are forecast to get about an inch and far eastern Maine could get 8 to 14 inches.

Simpson says the Northeast has had below normal cold temperatures this spring.