Nor'easter Could Bring 18 Inches Of Snow To Parts Of New England

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Parts of New England could see up to 18 inches of snow during the impending storm Wednesday evening into Thursday.

The Boston area could get 8-12 inches of snow. Central and Western Massachusetts could get up to 18 inches.

The National Weather Service predicts snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour, which are expected to impact road conditions. They are urging everyone to “travel with extreme caution.”

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“The precipitation shield with this storm system has shifted a little further to the North. So, that just leads to greater snow accumulations with much colder air across New Hampshire and to Northern Massachusetts,” NWS meteorologist Andrew Loconto said.

Loconto said the track of this storm is a little unusual.

“It’s actually going to move, basically, eastward from the water south of Long Island and across the waters south of Nantucket,” he said. “They usually move toward the Northeast, so this one here is actually more like easterly, a less common storm track.”

UPDATE: According to the National Weather Service Boston, at around 5:45 p.m. light snow showers started over Long Island, N.Y.

"The forecast is on track as snow will begin to fall over southern CT during the 6 o'clock hour before spreading into the rest of southern New England over the next few hours," NWS Boston said.

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