'Short Duration but High Impact' Snowstorm on the Way for Friday

A snowstorm that is forecasted to drop less than six inches of snow will hit during Friday's morning commuter.

A few more inches of snow is expected to fall Thursday night and Friday in Hamilton and Wenham.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the first half of Friday, saying that four to six inches of snow is possible.

The winter weather advisory runs from midnight Thursday night to noon on Friday.

The advisory was first issued at 3:38 a.m. on Thursday and at 11:12 a.m. on Thursday the weather service said that higher snowfall amounts may occur south of Hamilton and Wenham, in the Boston-Providence corridor. It stood by the 4-6 inch forecast for the North Shore

The storm will create “hazardous travel conditions” on Friday and the morning commute will be “significantly impacted,” the weather service said.

In fact, the heaviest snowfall will likely occur right around the morning commute time, the weather service warned, calling it s a “short duration-high impact event.”

The storm should be over by the early afternoon.


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