Blizzard warning issued as 3rd March nor’easter brings heavy snow

BOSTON (WHDH) - A third nor’easter in just two weeks is hitting Massachusetts, bringing along heavy snow.

RELATED: 7Weather Blog: Another Nasty, Snowy, Nor’easter

In addition to heavy snow, areas along the South Shore, the North Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands could see blizzard conditions. A blizzard warning has been posted for Barnstable, Dukes, Eastern Essex, Eastern Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Plymouth, Southern Plymouth and Western Plymouth counties until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The blizzard warning means Tuesday’s storm could bring sustained winds of greater than 35 mph (56 kph), along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods.

The National Weather Service said blizzard conditions have been confirmed in Boston, Hyannis, Falmouth and Plymouth.

A winter storm warning is in effect throughout Southern New England, including Massachusetts, from Monday to Tuesday night.

RELATEDStorm closings and delays

Boston to Barre could see up to 15 inches of snow, while parts of Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Cape Cod could receive up to 20 inches. Western Massachusetts is expected to get up to 10 inches of snow.

The coast will see a wetter snow, with the snow becoming drier more inland.

RELATEDTown-by-town snow totals (so far): March 13

This storm will impact travel beginning early Tuesday morning and lasting into the night. Travel conditions until 8 p.m. will be poor.

Strong winds will pack a punch. The storm is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph on Cape Cod. Coastal communities could see gusts hit 50 mph. Points inland will see 25-35 mph winds. A high wind warning is in effect for Nantucket.

The coast, along with Southeastern Massachusetts, could see scattered power outages, while more inland may experience isolated outages.

RELATEDTrack the storm on interactive radar

Coastal flooding is of low concern with this round of winter weather. High tide will be significantly lower Tuesday morning in comparison with the storm on March 2.

Barnstable, Eastern Plymouth and Nantucket is under a coastal flood warning until noon on Tuesday. Moderate flooding is possible. Dukes and Eastern Essex is under a coastal flood advisory, where minor flooding is possible.

Get the latest weather updates.

(Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)