Winter Storm Warning Declared For Friday's Storm

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The National Weather Service is declaring a Winter Storm Warning for parts of Massachusetts ahead of Friday's snowstorm.

The warning covers parts of central, eastern, northeastern, and western Massachusetts and is in effect from midnight Thursday until midnight on Friday. The National Weather Service warned that weather conditions will make morning commutes hazardous and the lingering effects will also impact evening commutes.

The winter storm warning also covers areas in New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. A winter storm watch is in place for southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and islands, Rhode Island, and parts of Connecticut.

Some areas can expect snowfall totals of between seven inches to one foot. Snowfall is expected to begin sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 Friday morning. Travel will be most difficult during the morning commute when snowfall rates are expected to be at around one to two inches per hour.

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In southern areas of Massachusetts, the snow is expected to switch to a wintery mix of sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon, which could impact roads. The National Weather Service recommends if one must travel, they keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency.

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