There doesn't seem to be any escape. This month started bad and is ending the same way. What's more, the cold, stormy weather pattern that set in during the first few days of February will persist into March.

The forces that came together to produce the super storm across the Northeast a couple of days ago have started to regroup over the western Atlantic. Latest satellite imagery confirms that explosive storm development is occurring several hundred miles to the east of New Jersey. Normally, we would say bye-bye to a storm that far out, but this one is moving northwest and will have significant impact on the weather across New England and the Maritimes Sunday night and Monday.

Along the coastline there will be strong gales from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

The interior of New England from Vermont to Maine will get 3 to 6 inches of snow with 10 or 12 inches possible in the mountains. Several inches of snow will also fall in central New Brunswick. The region from eastern Massachusetts to southeastern Maine can expect a mix of snow, sleet and rain with snow accumulations from 2 to 4 inches over the hills to a little slush along the coast.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.