The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for eastern Massachusetts from 11:00 p.m. Monday until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The third major northeaster in 12 days will bring 16 to 22 inches of snow to Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties, with near blizzard conditions. Snow is expected to fal at up to 3 inches an hour.
The morning and afternoon commutes on Tuesday are likely to be difficult. The snow is not expected to be as wet and heavy as it was in the last two storms this month, but the wind will be 40 mph, gusting to 65 Tuesday morning, strong enough to take down trees and power lines.
No significant coastal flooding is expected.