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NEW: Major Winter Storm Tonight—8-12 Inches Predicted

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

 

A major winter storm is on its way to Southern New England and could dump up to 16 inches of heavy, wet snow tonight and tomorrow.

A winter storm bearing down on Southern New England tonight and Thursday could bring up to 8-12 inches of snow, according to a Winter Storm Warning posted by the National Weather Service.

Here's the Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service:

Wintry Weather expected for interior parts of southern New England tonight and Thursday.

Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for Southwest New Hampshire and western Massachusetts for snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches. There is a low probability a few spots in this area could receive 12 to 16 inches. Farther southeast into Connecticut, the Worcester hills and interior Northeast Massachusetts 2 to 4 inches of snow is likely before a changeover to sleet and eventually rain later tonight. 1 to 2 inches with locally up to 3 inches are possible across northern Rhode Island and into Metro West Boston before snow changes over to rain later tonight.

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 pm this evening to 1 am EST Friday.

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 7 pm this evening to 1 am EST Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

  • Locations: portions of western and northern Massachusetts. Including Southern New Hampshire.
  • Hazard types: Heavy snow with the possibility of sleet and freezing rain.
  • Timing: starting tonight around 7 pm.
  • Accumulations: snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches, along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.
  • Impacts: anticipated winter weather will make for hazardous driving conditions today night into Thursday. Slippery conditions are anticipated for untreated surfaces. In areas of heavy snow, visibilities down to a quarter mile or less are expected.
  • Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Temperatures: in the lower 30s.
 

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