Another storm is forming along the coast. It will spin our way while it intensifies into another nor'easter. This one will bring up to a foot of snow along with strong winds and coastal flooding. Stop me if you've heard this before.
There will still be tweaks to the exact track as we get closer, but a plowable snow is likely, especially across southeast MA to just south of the Pike. Prepare to shovel one more time. A widespread 5 to 8” is likely, with 8-12” for a good swath of southeast MA, CT, and RI. Snow will arrive from south to north Wednesday morning, perhaps struggling a bit moving north with a so much dry air in place. The heaviest snow will fall Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Snow will taper Thursday morning, midday at the coast. Expect snow to mix with rain for the Cape and Islands, but colder air moves in Wednesday night allowing for precipitation to change over.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in place for Wednesday morning to Thursday morning for the Boston area, along the Pike southward to Martha's Vineyard.
A WINTER STORM WATCH in place for areas north to the NH border. Conditions are favorable for plowable snow, but the exact track will determine the amounts. There is still time for a slight shift.
A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH in place for Wednesday night for the south shore, Cape and Islands. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is likely along with moderate to severe beach erosion. Erosion more likely for the ocean exposed beaches of the outer cape and Nantucket.
A HIGH WIND WARNING in place for the Cape and Islands 8 AM Wednesday morning through noon Thursday. NE winds 20 to 30 mph may gust up to 60 mph.
A WIND ADVISORY is in place from 11 AM Wednesday to 8 AM Thursday for the south and east coast of MA, including the Boston area. Gusts to 50 mph are possible. Once again, heavy wet snow combined with strong northeast winds may produce isolated to scattered power outages. It only takes about 3-4" of heavy wet snow clinging to trees to snap branches.
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