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What meteorologists are saying about the remaining snow forecast for Thursday

“Please stay home.”

A woman tosses a shovel full of snow while digging out her car, Thursday morning, Dec. 17, 2020, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Charles Krupa / AP

Massachusetts will continue to see heavy snow, strong winds, and minor coastal flooding Thursday from a coastal storm that began steadily blanketing the region overnight.

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The majority of the state remains under a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service.

“This storm system will pull away from Southern New England later this afternoon and into tonight,” service meteorologists said Thursday morning.

Forecasters predicted most of the state could see around a foot of snow from the “significant, multifaceted winter storm” by the time it is over.

“We continue to have multiple weather-related concerns specific to this winter storm,” the service said. “Accumulating snowfall is one of them. Rapidly falling temperatures and a related flash freeze of snow/slush is looking likely later this morning across the South Shore into southeastern MA. This may extend as far north as the Boston metro area, potentially affecting I-95/Route 128 and the Southeast Expressway. Strong northeast winds and minor coastal flooding are other concerns.

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Below, what local meteorologists are saying about what the storm has delivered to Massachusetts so far — and what else to expect as the nor’easter continues. 

National Weather Service: ‘Moderate to heavy snowfall was ongoing across most of southern New England early this morning’

David Epstein: ‘The warm air at the coast will prevent southern beach communities from seeing the big totals, but you will still see more accumulation before it ends midday

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘Intense snow bands the past few hours have produced 9″+ snow in parts of central MA. Heavy snow, strong winds and poor visibility thru the morning.’

Chris Gloninger, NBC10 Boston & NECN: ‘Please drive carefully’

Chris Lambert, 7News: ‘8-12″ across a good portion of the area already on the ground

Shiri Spear, Boston 25 News: ‘Please stay home. The roads are bad. There’s a ton of snow coming.

Zack Green, WBZ: ‘There may be some minor flooding near today’s afternoon high tide’

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