A developing Nor’easter will bring a round of heavy snow to many coastal areas in the Northeast over the 24 hours. Boston, New York, and Philadelphia will see significant accumulations and likely deal with travel issues. The I-95 corridor has not seen a lot of snow lately and this will be quite a change after the area just experienced a round of much above average temperatures and some record highs today.
Record highs today, significant winter storm tomorrow.
NYC – 62
LGA – 61
JFK – 65
EWR – 65
ISP – 62
BDR – 63
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 8, 2017
The piece of the storm has been pushing through the Midwest and Ohio Valley, where a few inches of snow has been accumulating. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect from the Quad Cities eastward to south of Cleveland.
An initial area of energy has put down some accumulations already in portions of the New England with 2″ to 6″ in parts of Maine and Massachusetts.
As the low pressure center starts to strengthen, it will swing Atlantic moisture into the cold air from the north. Snowfall totals of 6″ to 12″ will be common along the I-95 corridor from Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York, Hartford, Providence, Boston and Portland. Some lake effect snows are possible behind the system near Lake Ontario, with Lake Effect Snow Watches issued around Syracuse.
The low pressure center will swing through the Mason-Dixon line this evening and emerge into the Atlantic Ocean. As it picks up moisture, the snow will start to accumulate near Philadelphia and New York overnight.
The fast moving storm will dump heavy snow from New York to Portland tomorrow. By tomorrow night, the storm will swing quickly east of the region through the Atlantic Ocean and accumulations will end.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation for updates on road conditions, snowfall totals, and potential power outages with the heavy, wet, slushy snow.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels