High Winds Expected on Cape with Big Storm

stormBARNSTABLE – The National Weather Service office in Taunton is issuing bulletins on a significant coastal storm that will start impacting Massachusetts on Monday night.

A High Wind Watch has been issued for the south coast of Massachusetts, including the Cape and Islands, and the Cape Ann area.

The strongest part of the nor’easter will be Tuesday into Tuesday night, but the storm may linger into Wednesday, and possibly longer.

The main impacts of this storm, according to the weather service, will be a period of heavy wet snow, heavy rain and associated flooding, and strong damaging winds.

The National Weather Service has high confidence that the coastal storm will impact Massachusetts, but the details of the forecast likely will change as the storm approaches.

Watches & Warnings

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, western Hampden, and northern Worcester Counties. In these areas, there is a possibility of 6 inches or more of snow.

A Flood Watch has been issued for eastern and southeastern Massachusetts, with the exception of the Cape and Islands.