The National Weather Service said Boston could get four to six inches of snow by Sunday night. As of 1 p.m., more than five inches of snow were measured at Logan Airport. Up to eight inches was forecast for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Strong winds were expected to accompany the snow. Meteorologist Mark Rosenthal said winds in Nantucket reached 60 miles per hour Sunday morning, while Boston experienced winds of over 40 miles per hour. The NWS said that by evening, temperatures with the wind chill could feel like minus one degree Fahrenheit.
"The wind and the cold will be the big story for all of us Sunday night and Monday morning," Rosenthal said. But he did have a hint of optimism. "If you get out of the wind, it's a pretty nice winter's afternoon in eastern New England."
A Word From Mayor Menino
The storm wasn't expected to be on the scale of last week's, which knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. But officials said the storm will be plenty bad enough at its peak to keep residents indoors.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said crews pretreated roads Saturday and plows were working through the night, but travel could still be treacherous on Sunday morning.
"I'm asking residents to use common sense, and stay off the roads while snowfall is heaviest," he said.
With reporting from The Associated Press and the WBUR newsroom
This article was originally published on February 17, 2013.
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