Winter Storm Watch Issued for Parts of Mass

UPDATED: Thu., March 30 @ 5:35 p.m.:

A major snowstorm is heading toward New England and could bring half a foot of snow for some. Warm temperatures, early on, could bring rain, snow and sleet.

Light snow will move into New England in the early morning hours, along the New York line. By midday Friday, light snow will be falling as far east as Boston's MetroWest.

Snow intensity will pick up Friday afternoon. Warm temperatures along the coast will likely mean wet snow and rain in that general area. Snow consistency and accumulation is expected to be more substantial further inland.

The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall overnight Friday into Saturday. Precipitation is then expected to wane west to east across the area on Saturday.

By the time it’s over, a few inches is expected across the south coast, mixed with rain. Areas of interior New England, particularly Vermont and New Hampshire, could see half a foot of snow.

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UPDATED: Thu., March 30 @ 7:20 a.m.:

Storm arrives Friday morning with a quick burst of wet snow changing to rain at the coast and sleet further inland.

Later, cold air will enter area, bringing snow in some places from Friday into Saturday. North of the mass pike and west of 495 could see several inches of accumulation.

One to two inches of snowfall accumulation are possible in Boston.

Most of the storm is expected to move out by Saturday evening.

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The low pressure system that brought severe weather to the Plains States this week heads to New England Friday.

Areas along the interior and higher elevations will be just cold enough to support snowfall. The best chance for accumulation will be along north of the Mass Pike, in areas like the Worcester Hills, the Monadnocks and the Berkshires.

Snow may mix with sleet and rain Friday night.

Precipitation should begin by mid- to late-morning Friday across Western and Central Massachusetts, with a midday start in points east, including Boston and the Cape. The wintry mix should cease by early Saturday morning.



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