A strong coastal storm will is scraping southeastern Massachusetts with chilly rain, some wet snow and strong winds.
Impacts from the storm will be felt primarily over Cape Cod and the islands, and Plymouth and Bristol counties. Some fringe effects will be experienced across the remainder of eastern and central Massachusetts.
Areas west of Barnstable County and east of Interstate 91 could see a coating to an inch of snow. A winter weather advisory has been issued from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday in Worcester County and the northwest areas of Middlesex County.
The higher terrain of Worcester County, the interior of southeastern Massachusetts and other areas of eastern Massachusetts could receive an inch snowfall.
Winds will also begin to increase before dawn on Wednesday. Wind gusts may approach 45 mph over Cape Cod and Nantucket.
A wind advisory was posted for Nantucket from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday with the storm’s passage. Wind advisories have also been posted from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. across much of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Coastal flooding should not be a factor, despite strong winds. Tides will be running fairly low prior to the next new moon phase. The strongest winds will also begin to ramp up a little too late for much of an impact from Wednesday’s late-morning high tide.
The storm should lift away from southern New England by midday, bringing an end to the precipitation by lunchtime. Behind the storm, winds will remain quite gusty across all of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire through the rest of the day.
Temperatures will rebound into the mid- to upper-50s Wednesday afternoon.