New England Prepares For Second Blizzard Within a Week
A major winter storm may bring parts of New England to a standstill by Monday.
The second potential blizzard within a week may dump feet of snow and snarl travel in the northeast late Sunday and Monday.
Central Maine to Bar Harbor may bear the brunt of the storm with up to two feet of snow and winds near 60 mph. Blizzard warnings have been issued for northeast Maine where travel will likely come to a halt. Blizzard watches have been extended down to Cape Cod where winds may gust well over 60 mph.
Motorist traveling across eastern Maine and along I-95 need to be prepared for extensive travel delays. Travel may be impossible for several hours late Sunday and early Monday. Numerous airport delays and cancellations are anticipated through Monday.
— Kerrin Jeromin (@KerrinJeromin) February 12, 2017
Portland, Maine will face significant impacts as 18-24″ of snow may fall. Travel disruptions is a certainty with blizzard conditions at times late Sunday into Monday.
Boston, Massachusetts will likely escape the heaviest snow but major travel disruptions is a certainty for the city.
Warmer air will change the snow to a wintry mix or rain along the immediate coast from Massachusetts to New York City, where an inch of snow and sleet may fall.
Winds will be another major concern, gusting up to 60 mph along the coast. The powerful winds mean blowing and drifting snow from Portsmouth, NH to Bangor, ME. Additionally, persistent and strong onshore flow will result in coastal flooding. A Coastal Flood Watch has been issued for the high tide cycles Sunday and Monday.
Further inland into upstate New York, several inches of snow will accumulate. A Winter Storm Warning remains in place through Monday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos