NOAA: Winter storm watch posted at 4 p.m. Friday

Forecast snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches

This from the National Weather Service at 4 p.m.:

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
359 PM EDT Fri Mar 17 2017

MAZ022-023-180400-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.A.0007.170319T0000Z-170320T0000Z/
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
and Vineyard Haven
359 PM EDT Fri Mar 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday
evening.

* LOCATIONS...Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will begin to overspread the area late Saturday
  night into Sunday evening with the heaviest snowfall occurring
  Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...Heavy wet snow could result in down tree limbs and
  isolated power outages. Visibilities will also be low due to
  near blizzard like conditions resulting in hazardous travel.

* WINDS...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times.

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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