Just when the Snow Emergency from the last storm was lifted another Nor’easter looms on the horizon for Watertown and the rest of Eastern Massachusetts. The third snow storm this month is due to start hitting Monday and continue through Tuesday with half a foot or more of snow possible.
The National Weather Services has issued a Winter Storm Watch from 11 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Forecasters from different TV stations have different predictions, but all say that Eastern Massachusetts is likely to get several inches of snow. WHDH Channel 7 weather forecasters say it will be 6-12 inches. WCVB Channel 5’s forecast says 5-10 inches, and WBZ Channel 4 predicts 6-9 inches.
The snow will not be as wet and heavy as the last storm, and wind gusts of 25 mph are expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The tides will be at an astronomical low, so the coastal areas will not see the same storm surges as in the first storm in March.