Most of the precipitation will fall on Tuesday into Tuesday night, local time, or Monday night into Tuesday, EDT.
Google Maps. North of Sendai, snow will likely fall right to the edge of the sea leaving amounts of up to 6 inches through Tuesday, EDT, in the hills between Sendai and Aomori.
In greater Sendai and areas southward, cold rain and wet snow will chill the coast with precipitation becoming mostly snow in many areas inland.
Temperatures will range mostly between 30 and the lower 40s across these areas.
On Wednesday and Thursday, EDT, the weather will be blustery and cold with snow showers, most of them happening northward from Sendai. Nighttime temperatures will dip below freezing with readings down to about 20 degrees inland.
Story by Jim Andrews, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist