Heavy Wet Snow and Surging Tides Appear Headed Our Way
A coastal storm could dump heavy wet snow and cause flooding between Thursday and Friday in Marblehead.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and coastal flood warning for Marblehead and parts of Essex County in the coming days.
A coastal storm could generate heavy wet snow and high winds and churn storm surges to 3 feet from late Wednesday night through Friday morning.
Offshore waves will likely climb to 25 to 30 feet and surging tides could cause coastal flooding.
The National Weather Service is predicting 1-to-3 inches of snow for Marblehead on Thursday. Places within the region could get 4-to-8 inches, according to the winter storm watch.
The snow is expected to be the heavy wet variety that can bring tree limbs down on power wires and knock out electricity.