Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for Central Mass., Western Mass. and "Northeast Massachusetts away from the immediate coast."
Reading and North Reading's forecast is for 1-3 inches of snow during the day on Wednesday, with a high near 35.
The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week.
The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said.