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Storm Heads Toward New England

The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for much of Eastern Massachusetts with the promise of a blockbuster snowstorm for parts of Massachusetts Sunday and Monday. Forecasters said the storm could bring up to 20 inches of snow to some parts of the state including Boston.

Blizzard-like conditions are possible during the height of the storm. Extremely dangerous travel conditions will develop by Sunday evening.

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Korty warns that travelers in New England may want to rethink Sunday travel plans. He says they may see "nearly impossible conditions to travel in."

Light snow will start in the early afternoon and become heavy by evening. Very heavy snow will fall throughout Sunday night with up to 2 to 4 inches per hour likely at times. The snow will taper to flurries early Monday afternoon.

Cape Cod and the Islands were not included in the Blizzard Warning. South of Boston 8 to 12 inches were expected. The Cape may get only a couple of inches of snow.

Strong winds will combine with the snow to create blinding conditions with near zero visibility at times Sunday night.

The height of the storm was forecast to take place overnight Sunday night and Monday morning.

High winds could cause some downed tree limbs and resulting power outages where the snow is wettest.

There is also the possibility for coastal flooding and beach erosion around the Monday morning high tide at 3:25 a.m.

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This program aired on December 25, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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