The fierce northeast winter storm bearing down on New England Monday lashed the Vineyard with high winds, sleet and moderate snowfall throughout the day. The storm, which brought blizzard conditions on the mainland, saw increasing intensity by nightfall.

There were scattered ferry cancellations.

The storm is expected to last into Tuesday afternoon, with the National Weather Service issuing a high wind watch.

Island public schools canceled all in-person learning on Monday, with students shifting to remote classrooms.

The storm was hitting the New York city area hard earlier Monday.

Three to five inches of snow are expected on the Island, with snow changing to rain by Tuesday and continued high winds.