Blizzard Warning

Last Updated: 16:34 PM. Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018 EST

Until 07:00 AM. Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

MAZ007-015-016-018>021-RIZ007-008-040530- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.180104T1200Z-180105T0000Z/ Eastern Essex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA- Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA- Southern Plymouth MA-Newport RI-Block Island RI- Including the cities of Gloucester, Boston, Quincy, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Newport, and New Shoreham 429 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 ...BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be dangerous. Damage to trees and power lines expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 11 inches across the coastal interior, with localized amounts up to 15 inches, are expected. Lesser amounts along the southeast coast of around 5 to 9 inches. * WHERE...Eastern and Southeastern Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the city of Boston and Block Island. * WHEN...From 7 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 60 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Scattered to widespread power outages are anticipated. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Jason Brewer