Nor'easter could bring 6 to 12 inches of snow to MA

Mar 12, 2018, 05:58
Nor'easter could bring 6 to 12 inches of snow to MA

Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.

Apparently winter isn't finished with the East Coast yet, with the National Weather Service forecasting another major weather system taking aim at parts of New York, New Jersey and CT.

The Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Monday evening and is in effect through Tuesday evening, which means the morning commute Tuesday could be hard. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected. A Winter Storm Warning is out for much of the region, including Lexington.

Parts of southern MA and the Cape may be getting wetter, heavier snow, which could lead to power outages. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Widespread tree damage and power outages are not expected.

Snow is also expected early Monday morning for Lee and Scott counties in Virginia and in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Throughout Monday, it will be blustery, with winds during the day going up to 17 miles per hour and up to 29 miles per hour at night.

Our weather pattern remains unchanged going into next week and we are watching low pressure move toward the Carolina coast on Monday then become a stronger coastal low.

High wind watch will also be in effect during Tuesday's storm, bringing potential blizzard-like conditions on the coast where 65 miles per hour winds are expected.

The majority of accumulating snow is expected to taper off on Tuesday evening with the potential of flurries on Wednesday.