BOSTON, MA – The National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, Taunton issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 11 a.m. Monday morning.
The warning, issued Sunday morning covers the area of Southeast Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island.
The Boston and Providence metropolitan areas are included.
According to NWS, individuals traveling and dwelling in these areas can expect heavy wet snow with accumulations of 6 to 10 inches with the highest amounts along the south coast toward the Cape Cod Canal.
* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION BETWEEN 6 AND 10 PM THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND PROBABLY PERSIST INTO AT LEAST THE FIRST PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR BEFORE COMING TO AN END BY AFTERNOON. – NWS, Taunton/Boston
Temperatures are expected to fall into the low 30s and winds are expected from the North at 5 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
Heavy wet snow will accumulate overnight, making for hazardous travel and may continue during the Monday morning rush hour. Heavy wet snow is predicted for the area particularly to the southeast of a Boston to Providence line.
NWS warns of possible scattered power outages and downed tree limbs.