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NWS upgrades winter storm watch to winter storm warning for greater New Bedford, SouthCoast


“NWS has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING that will go into effect on Friday January 7th at 1am and is set to expire at 7pm.

* WHAT: Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches.
* WHERE: Portions of eastern and southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island except Block Island.
* WHEN: From 1 AM to 7 PM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

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If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.

Forecast as of 6:30am TODAY. Snow by Friday 3am- 5am. 1” of snow by Friday 5am–7am. Total snow 4” to 7.” Duration: 8 to 12 hours.

Biggest impact will be from the morning commute till about 10am Friday. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 10 to 13 mph. Tonight there will be snow, mainly after 3am. Low around 31. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

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Friday there will be snow, mainly before noon. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Friday Night will be mostly clear, with a low around 20. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 20 mph.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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