Forecasters say holiday travel plans should include winter weather gear in parts of the country. A storm blamed for at least eight deaths in the West is making its way east but meteorologists say it's moving slowly, making it difficult to predict how cold it might get. A couple of degrees here or there is the difference between rain, sleet or snow.  This is the same storm that seems poised to hit the northeast.  But when it does it is more likely than not to be a rain event...heavy rains but rain none the less.  Massachusetts and the rest of New England, ahead of that storm was faced with bitterly cold weather.  A repeat of that type of weather, although not as cold is on tap for tonight.