by: Shiri Spear Updated:
The most intense wind and precipitation fell this morning with 2"+ rainfall and 5"+ snowfall in parts of Mass.
Even though showers will turn more scattered and lighter this afternoon, it will stay wet ALL DAY LONG with on and off rain.
ICE & SNOW
Inland towns and cities picked up snow and sleet accumulation overnight, generally ranging from 2-5" in central MA and southern NH. The threat for snow and sleet transitioned to the threat for freezing rain (ICE) by late morning.
As temperatures struggle to warm this afternoon from Worcester to Nashua and westward, the threat for ice will continue. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been extended until 4 PM in central and western Mass for the threat of 1/10"-1/4" ice accumulation.
This afternoon will stay quite blustery with NE winds 15-30 mph and gusts 30-40 mph. Although breezy, the threat for damaging winds has decreased substantially since this morning.
A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING is in effect until 11 AM from the North Shore to the South Shore and through noon on the Cape and Islands. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected with the high tide that peaks between 8-9 AM. A 1-4 foot storm surge is forecasted along with waves 15-25 feet! Beach erosion is also being monitored.
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