Blizzard Warning Issued For Cape, Islands

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As the East Coast shivers through an unusually cold early spring, parts of Massachusetts are bracing for more snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, where 6 to 10 inches of snow is forecast to fall from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Predicted snowfall totals decrease as you move west across the state, with up to 3 inches predicted in the Greater Boston area.

The heavy snow and strong winds on the Cape and Islands could result in near zero visibility at times.

"I expect the commute Wednesday to be slow in Boston with snow falling," Meteorologist David Epstein said. "And if the storm gains enough strength, travel could become near impossible over parts of Cape Cod the first half of the day."

Epstein says strong winds could result in power outages, especially along the south coast where the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning.

The weather service also says there is a potential for minor coastal flooding and some beach erosion along the Massachusetts coast.

Any snow will end in Boston by noon Wednesday and by the early evening along the Cape. Thursday will be sunny but breezy, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Friday will see milder air with a chance for showers, with highs in the 50s.

With additional reporting by The Associated Press.