Snow to Start Around 4 a.m. on Wednesday
A snowstorm forecasted to arrive in the area late tonight/early tomorrow morning will drop at least a foot of snow and significantly impact the Wednesday morning commute.
The approaching snowstorm will drop at least a foot of snow on Danvers between tonight and tomorrow, likely starting around 4 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service has issued a winter storm warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Taunton said it issued the winter storm warning at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday because of the heavy snow and blowing snow expected from the storm.
The weather service says the storm total will be from 12 to 16 inches of snow and visibility will be a quarter mile or less.
The storm is expected to begin late tonight with the heaviest snow falling overnight and Wednesday morning, with snowfall peaking at rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour.
The storm will create “hazardous travel conditions,” the weather service said, and it “will significantly impact the morning commute.”
While forecasters aren’t saying it will be another blizzard, strong northeasterly winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour during the storm may “create near blizzard conditions at times,” the weather service said.