NOAA: Winter storm watch issued for Friday

Possible 4-7 inches possible depending on location
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From the National Weather Service...

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
431 PM EST Wed Mar 8 2017

MAZ020>024-090545-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.A.0005.170310T0600Z-170310T2100Z/
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Nantucket MA-
Including the cities of Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett,
Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, and Nantucket
431 PM EST Wed Mar 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from late Thursday night through Friday
afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...south coast of Massachusetts from Westport to Cape
  Cod including the Islands. This includes the cities and towns of
  Fall River and New Bedford.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches possible,

* TIMING...Snow overspreads the area Thursday night from west to
  east and continues into Friday before tapering off later in the
  day.

* IMPACTS...Snow, possibly moderate to heavy at times will impact
  the Friday morning commute across the watch area.

* Uncertainty...this storm will be accompanied by a narrow swath
  of accumulating snow. Therefore a shift in storm track as little
  as 50 miles will have a large impact on snowfall totals. Thus
  the watch highlights the potential for 4-7 inches of snowfall.
  Stay tuned to later forecasts and discussions for possible
  changes to our snowfall predictions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.

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