Tuesday looks like it's bringing lots of snow to the Southcoast and much of the Northeast.

A third nor'easter in just two weeks is hitting the Northeast and New England and is expected to bring up to 18 inches of snow in some areas as well as high winds and strong gusts.

According to the ABC6 weather team, the storm will start early Tuesday and bring heavy snow throughout most of the day.

The heaviest snow will be during the morning commute on Tuesday, so those who need to travel will have to give themselves plenty of time to get where they need to be.

So far no travel bans have been imposed in either Rhode Island or Massachusetts, but that could change as the storm approaches.

The snow is expected to fall at a rate of 1-3" per hour at the storm's peak and with the high winds visibility will be extremely low and travel near impossible at times.

Most of Rhode Island and all of Southern Massachusetts fall in the 10-16" of snow area, with a chance of 18" in some spots. The Cape is expected to see between 6-10".

A winter storm watch is officially in place from Monday night at 11 p.m. until Tuesday at 8 p.m.