Very Intense Storm Will Sideswipe South Coast Wednesday
A wicked intense storm in the Atlantic Ocean will throw strong winds and snow at Eastern Massachusetts as it passes by Tuesday night and Wednesday. The worst weather will be on Cape Cod and the islands where several inches of snow and wind gusts over 50 mph are likely. The South Coast will see between 2-5″ of snow depending on the storm’s track. Peak gusts near 50 mph are possible Wednesday morning as the storm passes well east of Nantucket.
Snow will develop after midnight, and should be steady during the Wednesday morning commute. The wind will increase to 20-30 mph with higher gusts by dawn on Wednesday. Snow and strong winds will continue through the morning before the snow ends around midday. The wind will stay gusty during the afternoon as the storm intensifies in the Atlantic Ocean to the same pressure as a category three hurricane. Highs will only be in the mid 30s on Wednesday.
The wind will gradually relax by Thursday morning, and the temperature will plummet into the teens. Thursday afternoon will be mostly sunny and cool for late March. Highs will struggle to reach 40°.