CARIBOU, Maine — A storm expected to move across the state Wednesday was predicted to bring up to 6 inches of snow to northern and western counties, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory has been posted for several counties, including northern Oxford, Franklin and Somerset counties, which is expected to see the majority of the snow, according to the weather service.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected for those areas, while southern parts of Oxford and Franklin counties could get up to 3 inches of snow.

Portions of Piscataquis County could also see up to 5 inches of snow, according to the weather service, along with a trace of ice.

Greater Bangor and points south and east were expected to see mostly rain, and high winds also were likely later in the day.

The inclement weather is expected to make traveling hazardous, so motorists should use caution.

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.