Blizzard Watch Issued for Essex, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties

Updated 02/12/16 @ 4:49 p.m.:

High Wind Warning issued for South Shore, Cape & Islands.

 

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Updated 02/12/16 @ 4:14 p.m.:

Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday. Parking ban begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

 

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Updated 02/12/16 @ 2:03 p.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Essex, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties, as well as Nantucket.

Some areas could see 1-2 inches of snow per hour during Monday’s storm.

The Berkshires, Southern Norfolk and Northern Plymouth counties could receive 8-12 inches of snow. Norther Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk and Northern Norfolk counties could see 12-18 inches.

Southern Bristol, Southern Plymouth and Coastal Plymouth Counties are expected to receive 6-8 inches of accumulation. Cape Cod could receive 4-6 inches, with 2-3 inches on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

In addition to snowfall, there is potential for reduced visibility of ¼ mile or less. Wind gusts could reach 65 miles per hour in Coastal Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands. Moderate coastal flooding is also possible.

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Updated 02/11/16 @ 11:38 a.m.:

Another significant storm is set to hit New England around midday on Sunday, intensifying Sunday night through early Monday morning.

Winter storm watches have been extended to most of Massachusetts, including the Greater Boston Area.

Worcester Country and southern New Hampshire are expected to receive the most snow accumulation. Boston is expected to receive about 6 inches of snow.

Winds could gust to 30-50 miles per hour between midnight Sunday and mid-morning Monday on the Cape and Islands.

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A winter storm watch has been posted for areas north and west of route 128, including Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcester counties. The watch is in effect from Sunday morning through 7 p.m. on Monday.

The National Weather Service in Taunton is anticipating heavy snow accumulation in the range of 6 to 10 inches, with the potential of up to a foot.

Click here for more from the National Weather Service.

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