NEW: Major Winter Storm Tonight—8-12 Inches Predicted
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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 The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.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.