Winter weather, wind advisories issued as spring storm takes aim at Bay State

BOSTON (WHDH) - Winter weather and wind advisories have been issued in Massachusetts as a spring storm takes aim at the region.

A storm packing the potential for fierce winds, soaking rain, and wet snow moved in early Wednesday and will linger throughout the morning commute.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of Worcester and Middlesex counties. Total snow accumulations of a coating to an inch are expected with the highest amounts at elevations above 1000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory has been issued for almost all of the Bay State. The NWS says gusts more than 50 mph could blow down large tree limbs and knockout power.

Many points across eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, could see close to an inch of rainfall. Parts of Cape Cod and the Islands could see close to 2 inches.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roads and to prepare for possible slick driving conditions.

The storm is expected to clear out by the afternoon. Sunshine will return and temperatures are expected to climb back into the 60s.

For more, visit the 7Weather page.

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