NEW YORK — A powerful nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast, proving that winter is not done yet.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from 7 a.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday. 

In Maine:

  • The snow is expected to begin in Lewiston about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The heaviest snow is expected to come Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  • Meteorologists said the storm could dump 12 to 18 inches of snow.
  • Temperatures expected to remain in the 20s.
  • North winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph are forecast.

In preparation for the storm:

  • Lewiston declared a parking ban from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Auburn declared a parking ban from noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday.

Light snow is expected to begin late Monday night in New York and intensify overnight into early Tuesday morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday morning through the afternoon, with snowfall rates of as much as 2 to 4 inches per hour.

“This would certainly be the biggest snowstorm of the 2017 winter season in New York City,” said Faye Barthold, a weather service meteorologist based on Long Island.

Boston also could get 12 to 18 inches, with isolated amounts of up to 2 feet across northeastern Massachusetts.

In Philadelphia, crews began treating some area roadways on Sunday. The city could see 6 to 12 inches of snow. The weather service said there is a chance the snow could change over to a wintry mix or rain for a time Tuesday morning, which could limit total snowfall amounts.

Farther south, in the nation’s capital, where the National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to start Wednesday, snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected.

Winter’s last hurrah arrives just a week after the region saw temperatures climb in the 60s.

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