Weekend Storm Brings Blizzard Potential And Over A Foot Of Snow For Some

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) — A major snowstorm is heading our way on Saturday, bringing potential blizzard conditions.

First on Friday, we'll be wrapped in heavy clouds with snow beginning to fall late at night or even into the early morning of Saturday. The snow will be steady through out the storms timeline, falling into Saturday morning and through out the day. It may taper off Saturday night or even early Sunday.

The "benchmark" for this storm is just to the southeast of Nantucket. And as it rolls through it could bring a high accumulation of snow, reaching totals of 9-to-12+ inches in some areas. It would also bring strong winds, which could be damaging and cause potential power outages, especially by the water. What's more, residents by the water need to be prepared for flooding potential. High tide in Boston arrives Saturday morning and stacks up to 10.6 feet. The storm surge is expected to reach 2 feet+ for many coastal areas, including Boston.

Our last official blizzard was March 13, 2018, making this easily our biggest storm in nearly four years. At this point the storm remains too far into the future for us to pin down exact snow totals for cities and towns, but best to prepared for damaging winds, white-out conditions, and again, for those of you at the coast, potential flooding conditions.

We will continue to monitor the weather ramping up to storm, so tune into WBZNewsRadio for traffic and weather on the 3's.

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