By Liz Taurasi
The latest track of the fierce winter storm expected to come through Tuesday night into Wednesday shows it’s going to sideswipe a good portion of the state, but the Cape and Islands may take the brunt of it, according to current models
Current predictions are calling for a few inches near the city and maybe a half a foot or more on the Cape and Islands where 50 to 60 mph wind gusts are also expected.
The National Weather Service says Tuesday into Wednesday’s storm is going to run the gamut from heavy snow in some areas, to wind gusts in the 50-60 mph range and some rainfall to boot - it’s not going to be pretty.
It’s still a tricky storm for forecasters who are saying any movement would mean a significantly different forecast and more impacts across New England.
A blizzard watch has been issued Monday for the Cape and Islands, while a winter storm watch is up for southeastern Massachusetts.
A coastal flood watch is also up for Cape Cod and Nantucket. Coastal communities also have Gale and storm watches.
Right now the core storm is tracking east, which means it’s staying just offshore and won’t impact us too too badly, according to WHDH, 7-News Meteorologist Chris Lambert. As long as the core stays offshore we won’t have too much to contend with, Lambert says. The core of the storm is capable of dropping one to two feet of snow along with hurricane force winds.
Any change in this storm track no matter how minor will mean a shift in areas impacted.