Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Southern Bristol (MAZ020) Massachusetts Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - Southern Bristol (Massachusetts)


Updated:01/17/2019 2:54pm
Effective:01/19/2019 4:00pm
Expires:01/20/2019 7:00pm
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth
 
Instructions: A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Message summary: ...winter storm watch in effect from saturday afternoon through sunday evening...
* what...heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 6 inches. Ice accumulations of one to three tenths of an inch possible with localized amounts up to one half inch not out of the question. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
* where...in massachusetts, southern bristol ma and southern plymouth ma counties. In rhode island, bristol ri, washington ri and newport ri counties.
* when...mainly saturday evening through sunday afternoon.
* additional details...snow develops by early saturday evening before changing to sleet and then rain late saturday night. Rain changes back to sleet and freezing rain on sunday, possibly changing to all snow sunday afternoon before ending early sunday evening. A flash freeze is possible with a rapid drop in temperatures expected sunday. Scattered power outages are possible if higher amounts of ice accretion occur.
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