BOSTON (AP) -- Coastal towns in Massachusetts are bracing for powerful waves and commuters are facing a tough morning drive as a nor'easter offshore brings waves of snow, strong wind and ocean water to New England.
Snowfall of 8 to 12 inches was forecast in central Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island by Friday morning, with 6 to 10 inches in Boston and nearby areas.
National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham says it will be a "conveyor belt of wave after wave of snow" coming in.
But powerful ocean waves and high winds are expected to cause more trouble than snow. A coastal flood warning is in effect for east-facing shores in Massachusetts, with possible 3-foot surges at high tide.