Major Storm Possible in the Midweek
Spring is off to a quiet enough start along the South Coast, but that could change in a big way next week. A major storm will develop in the Atlantic Ocean and it may come close enough to bring blizzard conditions to Eastern Massachusetts. As of Saturday morning it looks like the storm will bring accumulating snow and strong winds to the South Coast, Cape Cod, and the islands Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Snow will likely develop Tuesday afternoon or evening and continue into Wednesday morning. The worst weather (heaviest snow and strongest winds) will be on Cape Cod and the islands where the wind may gust over 60 mph with periods of heavy snow creating blizzard conditions. From Fall River to New Bedford, there should be several hours of snow with winds gusting over 30 mph. The height of the storm is likely after midnight through mid-morning on Wednesday.
The big concern at this point is that the storm tracks a bit closer to the coast than currently projected. A shift of just 50 miles west would bring a blizzard and heavy snow threat to the I-195 corridor along Buzzards Bay. Of course, a shift of 50 miles east would take the threat of several inches of snow out of those same areas. It’s still a little early in the game, and we’ll continue to keep you updated on rightweather.com