From the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 441 AM EST Thu Feb 16 2017 MAZ005>007-013>022-161500- /O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-170216T1500Z/ Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA- Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA- Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA- Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA- Barnstable MA- Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, and Provincetown 441 AM EST Thu Feb 16 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING... * LOCATIONS...East Coastal Massachusetts including the Boston metro area as well as the Route 3 and 128 corridors and the 95 beltway. * HAZARD TYPES...accumulating snow. * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...of around 1 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts. * TIMING...Bands of moderate to briefly heavy snow continue across Eastern Massachusetts and will so through the morning commute. Expect snow to dissipate through the morning into midday hours. * IMPACTS...Moderate to heavy snow, if accumulating, will make for slick and hazardous travel. Visibility will be reduced at times down to a mile or less within heavier snow bands. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.