BOSTON (WHDH) - A winter storm watch has been issued in many areas with heavy snowfall in the mid-week forecast for Massachusetts.
Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Berkshire counties are all impacted by the watch.
The watch is in effect Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon. Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are not impacted by the watch.
The National Weather Service says heavy snow could lead to significant reductions in visibility.
Meteorologist Bri Eggers says 5-8 inches of snow is possible in many areas. Travel conditions are expected to be dangerous.
“We get some energy that dives in from the Great Lakes and re-energizes with a coastal low. That keeps the snow falling through the bulk of the day on Wednesday,” Eggers said.
Eggers says the storm will bring plowable snow, but that it will not be a blockbuster event. The storm is expected to quite down come the evening commute on Wednesday.
Areas north of the Mass Pike and northwest of Route 128 could see up to 8 inches. In Boston, 2-4 inches of snow is possible. Some points along the South Shore and North Shore could see 2-4 inches of snow.
The South coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are expected to see a coating to 2 inches of snow. Some mixing is expected.
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