BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) – We've been keeping a close eye on a major winter storm heading our way, set to hit Saturday. This could be a doozy, bringing blizzard conditions, including white-out driving conditions, sprawling power outages and coastal flooding.
As the storm makes it way up the east coast, here's what we know right now: Snow will begin early Saturday morning and will continue through the day with increasing intensity. Snowfall amounts range from as little to a dusting to as much as 12-18 inches across eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
The winds will be fierce with this storm, regardless of a track closer to the coast or not, with gusts reaching 60 mph along the water's edge. These winds have the potential to create scattered power outages and damages.
If you've got somewhere to be on Saturday, do it as early as possible. The brunt of the storm should hit us between noon and midnight Saturday. Blizzard conditions could appear, especially near the coastal communities of Essex, Suffolk, Plymouth and Bristol counties, where we could see white-outs with blowing and drifting of snow.
This storm is ever-changing and we will have a better idea of snow totals in the 24 hours leading up to the storm. Stay tuned to WBZNewsRadio for traffic and weather on the 3's for updates as we prepare for the nor'easter.