Blizzard warning issued as third March nor’easter approaches

BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts is bracing for its third nor’easter in two weeks. The storm system will work up the eastern seaboard Monday night, bringing along heavy snow. Some areas could see up to 20 inches of snow before things are said and done.

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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 Plymouth, Southern Plymouth and Western Plymouth counties.

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.

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

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Boston to Springfield could see 10 to 15 inches of snow, while parts of Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Cape Cod could see up to 20 inches. Western Massachusetts is expected to get 5 to 10 inches of snow.

This storm will impact travel beginning early Tuesday morning and lasting into the night. Travel conditions from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday will be poor. Flakes could start falling as early as 11 p.m. on Monday.

Strong winds will pack a punch. A high wind watch is in effect. The storm is expected to bring wind gusts of at least 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.

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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.

Cape Cod is under a coastal flood warning from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Moderate flooding is possible. The North Shore and South Shore is under a coastal flood advisory, where minor flooding is possible.

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