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Tuesday Storm May Sideswipe Most of Area, Blizzard Watch for Cape and Islands

Core of the storm could dump 1-2 feet of snow. Any movement on storm track will mean a significantly different forecast.

Lots of warnings issued as we get closer to Tuesday's storm. Photo Credit: National Weather Service
Lots of warnings issued as we get closer to Tuesday's storm. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

By Liz Taurasi

The latest track of the fierce winter storm expected to come through Tuesday night into Wednesday shows it’s going to sideswipe a good portion of the state, but the Cape and Islands may take the brunt of it, according to current models

Current predictions are calling for a few inches near the city and maybe a half a foot or more on the Cape and Islands where 50 to 60 mph wind gusts are also expected.

The National Weather Service says Tuesday into Wednesday’s storm is going to run the gamut from heavy snow in some areas, to wind gusts in the 50-60 mph range and some rainfall to boot -  it’s not going to be pretty.

It’s still a tricky storm for forecasters who are saying any movement would mean a significantly different forecast and more impacts across New England.

A blizzard watch has been issued Monday for the Cape and Islands, while a winter storm watch is up for southeastern Massachusetts.

A coastal flood watch is also up for Cape Cod and Nantucket. Coastal communities also have Gale and storm watches.

Right now the core storm is tracking east, which means it’s staying just offshore and won’t impact us too too badly, according to WHDH, 7-News Meteorologist Chris Lambert. As long as the core stays offshore we won’t have too much to contend with, Lambert says. The core of the storm is capable of dropping one to two feet of snow along with hurricane force winds.

Any change in this storm track no matter how minor will mean a shift in areas impacted.

mark cool March 25, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Snow - two big environmental studies remain and, of course, financing.
John C. March 25, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Snow and Mark, there are huge questions about the impact windmills will have on birds, which of course include all seabirds and include migrating birds of all types. There are also concerns about the appearance. Tourism is a huge industry and appearance and beauty is what attracts people. There are other options to wind other than looking at these huge towers lining the land, shore and ocean.
fatty arbuckle March 25, 2014 at 09:02 AM
global warming
Derek Duchemin March 25, 2014 at 09:15 AM
its a hoax until the spring and summer start :/

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