A slow-moving storm is on the horizon, expected to bring some snow to higher-elevation areas along the Vermont and New Hampshire borders and up to ski country in Maine — but only rain to the Boston area, GBH meteorologist Dave Epstein said.

“We've got a couple of areas of low pressure that are going to impact the region over the next three days all the way up until Friday,” Epstein said Tuesday morning.

The week in weather will start off light: On Tuesday morning, a low center was moving through the Great Lakes, with a bit of precipitation coming through to our south, Epstein said.

“That'll make it up to about New York City and then try to move up into Hartford and then probably get shunted back towards the south a little bit, so if we do see any precipitation later this afternoon and early evening, that would be about it,” Epstein said.

On Wednesday, the main storm will begin taking shape along the New Jersey coast, he said.

“Then it very slowly heads up into southern New England and then finally into the Gulf of Maine,” he said. “That won't happen until the wee hours of Friday morning, and that may sit there during the day Friday along the coastline of Maine.”

Don’t expect more than rain in Boston, he said. Some areas could see a flood warning, but he did not expect anything major, he said.

“I think that freshwater flooding is definitely a possibility,” he said. “The words 'flood warning' get issued whether or not you go one centimeter over flood stage or three feet over flood stage. So the devil is in the details. The flooding will be minor.”

But the higher your elevation, the more likely you are to see real snowfall, he said.

“When you get spring storms like this, most of the snow tends to be over the higher elevations,” he said. “In Greater Boston east of 495, I really don't think we're going to see much in the way of snowfall at all. However, as you get to the north around the Route 2 area, those towns which border New Hampshire and Vermont, they're up higher. And that's where the snow can accumulate.”

Those areas can expect anywhere from a coating to 5 or 6 inches, he said. Up in New Hampshire and Maine, people in ski country can expect anywhere from 5 inches to a foot of wet, heavy snow.

It could be a good time for springtime skiing, he said.

“Just be aware that there can be scattered power outages, especially Thursday into Friday,” Epstein said. “I think by the time we get to the weekend, the power should be back online.”

Once the storm moves out this weekend, he said, it should make way for clear skies in time for Monday’s solar eclipse.

“That should — I don't want to get my hopes up too much — clear us out for the eclipse on Monday,” he said. “If the models are right and this thing times out, it is going to be an absolutely stellar, epic event for those areas which are in the path of totality. I mean, you will see pictures that will be just incredible. And for those people that are up there, it is life-altering to be able to see a total solar eclipse like that.”