Winter Storm Warning For Southern Worcester, Blizzard Warning Cape

I think we will be able to call this a major storm by the time all is said and done, especially in SE MA.  The National Weather Service has upgraded, modified, and added some advisories.  The Cape and SE Coastal MA are now under a *Blizzard Warning*.  The blizzard conditions are expected between 4-10 PM.  The *Winter Storm Warning* has been expanded for all of Eastern MA, Southern Worcester County, and Eastern Connecticut.  A *Winter Weather Advisory* has been issued in Northern Worcester County and Western MA (except Berkshires).
NWS Boston AM Headlines
Here is what we are looking at as of 745 AM.  First up here is the water vapor satellite for the Eastern US.  Looking at satellite pictures of developing winter storms is something I geek out over every single storm.
GOES_East Saturday AM Water Vapor Satellite Loop (image NCEP/NOAA/NWS)
The surface low is currently just off the NC/SC coast.  It will gain strength as it moves northeast.
WPC Surface Analysis Saturday 4 AM 
It is snowing heavily in SE VA.  The city of Virginia Beach, VA is under a blizzard warning right now and I'm watching Jim Cantore get blasted at the beach.  This will be a fun one in SE New England as this precipitation shield spreads across our area.
NWS Northeast Regional Radar 
Thanks to high pressure to our north temperatures are plenty cold for snow in the interior.  Its in the single digits in Northern Worcester County and Western MA.  Temperatures are in the upper teens outside of SE MA and these will only rise to the low 20's when the snow begins.
11z HRRR 2 m temps Saturday 12 PM (image Weatherbell)
The timing and totals remain the same.  I like the NWS numbers
NWS Snowfall total
For timing please see my previous blog here.



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