A winter storm warning was issued for parts of Massachusetts due to heavy snowfall on Tuesday – Boston 25 News

A winter storm warning was issued for parts of Massachusetts due to heavy snowfall on Tuesday – Boston 25 News

DEDHAM, Mass. – A winter storm warning has been issued for a system that is expected to dump several inches of plowable snow across Massachusetts early next week.

A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Middlesex County. East Essex; East Franklin. East Hampden; East Hampshire; East Norfolk; North Worcester; North West Middlesex County; South East Middlesex; South Worcester; Suffolk; West Essex; Western Hampden and Western Norfolk counties through February 14 at 1 a.m

“At about 5:06 a.m., you’ll see heavy snow start to take hold inland and on the coast, the South Shore, the Cape, and the islands on the south coast as well. There will be some mixing before “It gets cold enough to transition to snow.”

While Antico says it’s too early to get an accurate picture of Tuesday’s early morning snowstorm, most of Massachusetts will see huge snow totals.

A winter storm watch is in effect for west Franklin. West Hampshire, East Plymouth; North Bristol; South Bristol; South Plymouth; West Plymouth, North Berkshire and South Berkshire until February 14 at 1am

The North Shore will be in the 8 to 12 inch range. The Boston should be about 10 inches. “I think there will be a very sharp cut here in southern New Hampshire,” Antico said.

While most of the Bay State will see nearly a foot of white stuff, areas along the coast like the South Shore and Cape Cod will see some mixing.

Let’s say you live somewhere like Marshfield, you might get seven inches, while areas about ten miles inland could get 9 or 10. The shoreline on the Cape, especially the south coast, is closer to 2 to 5. The islands “You might be lucky to see just a couple of inches because that’s where the temperatures are going to be a little milder once this storm gets out of here,” Antico says.

According to Antico, coastal areas will also be vulnerable to minor or moderate flooding due to the easterly wind direction.

Make sure you are prepared on the coast if you are in a place more prone to flooding. “Now, once we get into the afternoon, you’ll see quick drying on the back side of this,” Antico says. “We may continue to see snow until about 3:00 p.m. in the Cape and Islands, and it may be closer to 4 or so.”

A high wind watch is also in effect for Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The worst of the storm will be here Tuesday morning but residual effects will still be present Tuesday afternoon.

According to Antico, snow will fall by Tuesday evening.

Stay with the Boston 25 Weather team for updates as the storm forms and approaches.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates when more information is available.

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