Winter Storm Watch Issued for Worcester Starting Tuesday at Noon

Monday, February 11, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Worcester starting at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 12 and ending at 7 a.m. on February 13.

“A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts,” said the National Weather Service.

The service projects that four to six inches of snow and ice are possible with a heavy impact on the afternoon and evening commute.

Read the Winter Storm Watch Below

 

...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS FOR THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING

COMMUTE...

 

.Onset snow will transition to a wintry mix of mostly sleet then

to freezing rain across interior Southern New England beginning

around noon Tuesday, ending early to mid morning Wednesday. Along

the coast, will see snow transition to sleet before mixing with

and changing over to rain. Biggest concern are the impacts for

the Tuesday afternoon into evening commute. Hazardous travel

conditions with slick roadways, especially if left untreated, are

expected. Also reductions in visibility with any snow or sleet,

especially as snowfall rates of around an inch an hour are

forecast during onset.

 

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Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-

Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-

Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-Northern Middlesex MA-

Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,

Fitchburg, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton,

Springfield, Milford, Worcester, and Ayer

333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

 

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

 

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation, initially snow transitioning over

  to sleet and then mixing with freezing rain. Snow

  accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to

  two tenths of an inch are possible.

 

* WHERE...Portions of central, eastern and western Massachusetts.

 

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning,

  especially during the Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening

  commute.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant, potentially high end

  travel impacts late Tuesday. Prepare accordingly and plan on

  slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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