GRAY, MAINE >> The nation's capital is bracing for a major snowstorm, but it looks like the storm is going to miss northern New England.

The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to track south of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. If that holds, then southern Maine and New Hampshire could see up to 1 to 2 inches of snow — or perhaps none at all.

It's a different story for the District of Columbia, which could see up to 2 feet of snow.

Heavy snowfall is expected to extend northward to Philadelphia, and to brush southern New England.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley says the track could shift, but right now "all indications are that it will not amount to much" in northern New England.