A snow storm may be headed for Peabody this afternoon and leave up to 8 inches of heavy snow in its wake before tomorrow's morning commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, forecasting 4-8 inches of snow as temperatures drop to the low 20s with 15-25 mph winds and gusts up to 40 mph.
"There is still some uncertainty on the amounts, which will depend on the exact track of the [storm]," says the NWS.
If the storm does blanket the Peabody area, snow is expected to arrive late this afternoon or early evening and continue through the night.
Peabody may see snow showers for the afternoon, but 3-5 inches of snow tonight.
Snowfall may become heavy at times and should taper off tomorrow morning, leaving another 1-3 inches. Visibility on the roads may be down to a half mile at times.
"Untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery tonight. The Tuesday morning rush hour may be impacted," says the NWS.