Written by Louisa Hufstader and Adam Roberts
At 3:52 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a
winter storm warning for every Massachusetts county except Eastern Plymouth County, including Plymouth, and Barnstable County, which is under a
coastal flood advisory for Thursday's midday tide cycle and a
coastal flood warning for tonight's and tomorrow's high tides, is also in effect for Plymouth.
The blizzard warning is in effect until 11 a.m. Friday,
according to the NWS warning, which reads in part:
"A coastal storm will bring heavy snow along with dangerously cold wind
chills tonight into early Friday morning. Blizzard conditions are
expected across portions of eastern Plymouth County and Cape Cod tonight into Friday morning."
Snow accumulations could reach eight to 14 inches, according to the NWS forecast, with the heaviest snowfall is
expected to occur Thursday night when snow may fall at a rate of 1 to 2
inches per hour.
"Roads will be snow-covered and slippery today.
Conditions will rapidly deteriorate tonight as snow becomes heavier and
the winds increase. This will result in blizzard conditions at times
tonight into Friday morning. Whiteout conditions are possible and travel may become impossible at times," the NWS advises.
For more storm forecasts and information on closings and cancellations, please visit our
Plymouth Snow Storm Center
. We'll be updating that page all day long and into the night as new information comes in. If you know of any closings or cancellations we haven't posted, please leave a comment at the
Storm Center page.