The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for with an expected snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches.

The storm is forecast to begin between 4am and 8am Tuesday morning, with snowfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour at times through Tuesday afternoon. The heavy snow will taper off to snow showers Tuesday night.

Blizzard conditions are expected with low visibility and winds gusting to 61mph. Heavy snow, poor visibility and strong winds will make for extremely hazardous travel. Strong winds will bring near white-out conditions at times. Considerable blowing and drifting snow is also expected and many roads may become impassable. The strong winds will also bring the risk for scattered tree damage and power outages…especially near the coast.

Here’s a live look in a every grocery store in Southern Newport England!