Winter storm watch: Here's what forecasters are saying about snow chances on Cape Cod

Cape Cod may see snow from a storm arriving early Friday morning, Jan. 7, 2022. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Barnstable County and Dukes County. Up to seven inches of snow are possible in some areas of the Cape closer to the Cape Cod Canal, with the storm slated to wind down later on Friday. Less snow is expected on the Outer Cape. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph are possible on Cape Cod Friday.

The Friday morning commute is likely to be affected by snow conditions, especially for folks traveling off-Cape. According to the National Weather Service forecast discussion, "at this time it appears as though the heaviest snowfall will be over southeastern MA." A Winter Storm Warning with higher snow totals (up to eight inches) is in effect for parts of southeastern Massachusetts (excluding Cape Cod) and Rhode Island.

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Snow should taper off on Cape Cod early Friday afternoon.

Here's the Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service:

A look at the possible effects from a storm headed to southern New England on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
A look at the possible effects from a storm headed to southern New England on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

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National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA

Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-

Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown and Vineyard Haven

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 7

inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Barnstable and Dukes Counties.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous

conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Forecast: How many inches of snow are expected Friday on Cape Cod?