Blizzard Warnings in the Northeast, Includes New York City
A Nor’easter will hit the Northeast late tonight through Wednesday, bringing heavy snow and wind into the region. Blizzard Warning have been issued along the coast, including New York City. Travel will be nearly impossible, if not totally shut down, in many areas Tuesday.
Winter Storm Warnings extended across the rest of the Northeast. A foot of snow will be common throughout much of the area, with up to 2 feet of snow along the I-95 corridor. The wind will gust above 50 mph at times, creating blowing and drifting snow with white-out conditions. Power outages may occur.
The snow will impact Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York later tonight. Up to 6″ of snow may fall near the nation’s capital, with more than a foot along the Jersey Shore through the Big Apple into Long Island.
The snow will push into New England Tuesday morning and continue through Wednesday. Heavy snow and strong winds will move into Boston and Portland.
The low pressure center moving from the Ohio Valley will swing into the Mid Atlantic tonight. A coastal low will ride northward from the Southeast. Heavy snow will be developing from the Mason-Dixon line through Long Island.
Snow will begin to push into New England by Tuesday midday. As the systems merge into one large low pressure center, the storm will strengthen. Wind and snow will increase throughout the day Tuesday. With high humidity mixing into the system from the Atlantic thrown back into the cold air, accumulation rates of more than 2″ an hour are possible.
On Wednesday, the deep low will slow down slightly, spinning east of Cape Cod. New England will see very strong winds and heavy snow. The snow will diminish for New York and Philadelphia.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation for updates on-air and online at weathernationtv.com as this crippling Nor’easter affects the region.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels