Parts of Mass. could get up to 2 feet of snow Tuesday
By Olivia Arnold and Reena Karasin GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS
A massive winter storm is expected to slam the state on Tuesday, dumping 14 to 18 inches of snow across the region just days before the official start of spring, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say a foot-and-a-half could fall from Western Massachusetts to the coast, with only the Cape and islands due for a smaller dose of between 3 and 8 inches. It is possible that northeastern parts of the state could get up to two feet of snow.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for the eastern part of the state from Tuesday afternoon until late at night.
Wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour inland and 65 miles per hour along the coast amid the heavy snow. So-called thundersnow and coastal flooding could also accompany the storm.