Winter storm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts, up to two feet of snow expected –


By Tanner Stening |

A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Central and Western Massachusetts, where between 12 to 24 inches of snow is expected beginning Sunday morning.

Heavy snow is expected in Berkshire County beginning 11 a.m. Sunday morning lasting through 7 a.m. Tuesday. Travel could be “very difficult to impossible,” according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph are also possible.

In the Pioneer Valley, expected snow totals will vary from eight inches to 18. Springfield is expected to see eight to 12 inches of snowfall. In the western half of Hampden and Hampshire, as well as the majority of Franklin County, 12 to 18 inches is expected by Tuesday morning.

A winter storm watch has been issued for Central Massachusetts and the interior northeastern part of the state, with a heavy mix of snow and precipitation. In Worcester, eight to 12 inches is expected while up to 18 is likely in Fitchburg.

Snow totals will vary greatly in Eastern Massachusetts. Six to eight inches is likely in Boston by Tuesday morning. Many communities east and north of the city will see eight inches or more of snow. South of Boston, under eight inches is expected. Coastal communities will see low snowfall totals, one to two inches. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 miles per hour.

Southeastern Massachusetts will see only a few inches of snow, and little to no snow is expected on Cape & Islands.

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