Winter storm warnings, advisories, watches issued in Mass. with up to 8 inches of snow on the way

BOSTON (WHDH) - Winter storm warnings, advisories, and watches have been issued for Friday as residents brace for plowable snow. Snow is expected to fall from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday with the majority of the accumulation happening between 5 and 10 a.m., according to 7NEWS Meteorologist Josh Wurster. This will make travel difficult during the morning commute. The majority of Central and Western Massachusetts, where 1 to 3 inches of snow is projected, will be under a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, while Berkshire County is under the same advisory from midnight to noon Friday.

A winter storm watch is set to go into effect late Thursday night through Friday evening for parts of Middlesex, Essex, Worcester, Barnstable, and Dukes counties. Parts of Norfolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties will be under a winter storm warning from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Communities in Plymouth, Bristol, and Suffolk counties could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, while much of Eastern Mass. can expect 3 to 6 inches.

“Newest data supports the possibility of the heavier snow extending into Boston, especially the south side of Boston,” Wurster said in a tweet Thursday. Most of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard are slated to get 1 to 3 inches of snow, while outer Cape Cod and Nantucket could see 1 inch of slushy snow. A storm that could dump a significant amount of snow is set to take aim at West Virginia, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for most of the state from midday Thursday through Friday morning.

The weather service said snow accumulations could total 3 to 8 inches, depending on the location. For some areas it would mark the first significant accumulations this winter. The warning area extended to a few bordering counties in Kentucky and Virginia. Original Post: A winter storm is set to take aim at West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in those states from Thursday through Friday morning.

The weather service said snow accumulations could total 4 to 6 inches with up to 8 inches possible in higher elevations. For some areas it would mark the first significant accumulations this winter. The National Weather Service in Huntsville has upgraded the *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* to a *WINTER STORM WARNING* for southern middle Tennessee including Lincoln, Franklin, and Moore Counties. This includes Fayetteville, Winchester, Cowan, and Sewanee for around 2″ of snow Thursday.

There are specific criteria for a *WINTER STORM WARNING* and it’s regionally dependent across the country. For us in north Alabama, it’s 2″ of snow. It meets that for Tennessee. North Alabama isn’t included because widespread 2″ snow amounts are less likely. Here is a look at the text for everyone in southern middle Tennessee: ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT: Heavy mixed wintry precipitation expected. Total snow  accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up  to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE: Moore, Lincoln and Franklin TN counties. * WHEN: Until 6 PM CST this evening. * IMPACTS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Dangerous cold will settle in tonight after  the wintry precipitation ends. Any lingering water on roads will  freeze and become ice. Travel may remain hazardous into the  morning commute on Friday..

or North Alabama Including Huntsville/Madison County: *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* through 6pm. Less snow is expected, but a wintry mix will cause travel issues through this evening. With temperatures falling tonight, BLACK ICE will be an issue through Friday morning. Bridges and overpasses will be extremely slick later Thursday into Friday..

Here is the text from the National Weather Service: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * WHAT: Mixed wintry precipitation expected. Total snow  accumulations of up to one inch with locally higher amounts  possible and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch

* WHERE: All of northern Alabama minus DeKalb, Marshall, and Cullman. * WHEN: From 4 AM to 6 PM CST Thursday. * IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Temperatures Friday morning dip into the teens with single-digit wind chills. Use extreme caution and limit time outside on Friday especially early in the day.