The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, Blizzard and Coastal Flood Watches will also be in effect Friday evening into Saturday afternoon. Hurricane force winds are possible for the Cape and Islands during the storm. 35 to 45 mph north winds are expected with gusts up to 70 mph along the southcoast.
Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning.
Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow. NWS urges residents to be prepared to alter travel plans.
Stay with Barnstable-Hyannis Patch for more winter weather updates as they become available by signing up for our newsletter and breaking news alerts at