BOSTON (AP) — The season’s first nor'easter is bringing inland snow and strong coastal winds to Massachusetts.
National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Belk said the Wednesday storm will dump 2 to 4 inches of snow in western and central Massachusetts, and suburban areas west and north of Boston, with rain elsewhere. Five inches of snow was reported at Southbridge, and the weather service said up to 6 inches could fall in central Massachusetts.
A high-wind warning is in effect for Cape Cod and neighboring islands, as gusts to 65 mph were reported at Fairhaven and 64 on Nantucket. A wind advisory is in effect for Boston and western Massachusetts. About 4,300 power outages were reported Wednesday evening on the South Shore and Cape Cod.
Rain is forecast by Thursday with temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s.