WHEN: Starts from SW to NE. First in western New England around 7-9PM and quickly spread east into the BOS metro area anytime between 8-10PM. It will move into NNE later after midnight. It lasts until early to mid morning on Saturday in SNE, ending around noon as a few flurries in BOS metro and later in the afternoon in ME, but DEM could see snow linger past dark, with whipping and blowing snow as well up there.
WINDS: Winds will not be the big deal in SNE, but once that storm starts to get going in the GOM, winds will be breezy after the storm departs Saturday PM in SNE, but ME will see heavy snow and wind to create near blizzard conditions in DEM. Winds could gust over 40 mph here during the peak of the storm.
IMPACT ON TRAVEL: HIGH...travel later Friday night should go downhill, but the evening commute should be fine with the snow starting after the commute in Boston, but may start in the latter part of the commute in Hartford. Late night driving and overnight and wee hours of Saturday morning will feature horrible driving condtions, barring the Cape where it will have changed to mostly rain.
CITY TO CITY FORECAST
In Massachusetts: Boston 5", Worcester 8", Acton 8", Springfield 5", Plymouth 3", Hyannis 2", Nantucket 1", Methuen 8", Lowell 7"
In Connecticut: Hartford 4", Tolland 6", Shelton 2"
In Rhode Island: Providence 3", Warwick 4", Newport 1"
In New Hampshire: Concord 7", Manchester 8", Nashua 7", North Conway 10", Laconia 9"
In Maine: Portland 8", Bangor 12", Augusta 12", Princeton 16", Caribou 10"
That is it for now...Watches should be going up at any time, probably north of the Pike later this afternoon. Something to watch for.