Northwest Middlesex County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Freezing Rain Advisory
Issued: 3:48 PM EST Jan. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday...

... Winter Weather Advisory is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Freezing
Rain Advisory... which is in effect until 4 am EST Wednesday. The
Winter Weather Advisory has been cancelled.

* Locations... higher terrain of Massachusetts including the cities
and towns of Barre... Fitchburg... Milford... Worcester and Ayer...
especially at elevations above 1000 ft.

* Hazard types... freezing rain.

* Impacts... untreated roads and walkways will be slippery. If
temperatures remain at or below freezing... untreated roads may
remain icy into this evening with a possible impact on the
evening rush hour. Also ice covered trees along with gusty north
winds may result in down branches with possible isolated power

* Accumulations... additional ice accretion of up to a tenth of an
inch is possible.

* Winds... north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures... in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or
freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

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