Winter Storm Warnings Issued as Potent Winter Storm Winds Up
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued from the southern Appalachian Mountains to northern sections of coastal Maine. As a powerful winter storm is set to affect major cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston — Friday night through Saturday.
Here’s a day-by-day forecast of what to expect:
As of late Friday evening, mixed precipitation was reported from central Virginia and points northward — including the Washington D.C. area. As the night progresses, the large mass of precipitation that’s affecting Virginia and Maryland will being to move north; impacting places like Philadelphia and, likely, New York City. Travel along the I-95 corridor — from D.C. to New York — will be dicey through the overnight hours, so take that under consideration if you’re driving in the area.
Snow — generally from I-95 to the west — will be ongoing for much of the day, on Saturday. A bit closer to the coast, mixed precipitation — including snow, sleet and rain — will fall from Washington D.C. to Boston. This is were to the forecast gets a bit tricky. If the coastal low decides to bobble east or west, even 50 miles, it could have a significant impact on the placement of the rain-snow line. That said, forecast models are indicating that New York and the western suburbs of Boston could see a pretty decent shot at some snow throughout the day. New York City could see as much as three to four inches of snow, while parts of the Hudson Valley Could see as much as six inches. Totals to the north, especially west of Boston, could be in excess of eight to ten inches. Closer to the freezing line, there could be some issues with ice as well. WeatherNation meteorologists will be keeping an eye on it, throughout the day.
Late Saturday evening, most of the snow will be pulling out of the Northeast as the system pushes toward the Canadian Maritimes. A few scattered snow showers will still be possible along the East Coast — from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Portland, Maine. Little, if any accumulation, is expected with these intermittent snow showers. Some moderate could fall in parts of northern Maine, and snow totals north of one foot aren’t of the realm of possibility in northern Maine. The snow should totally conclude in the early morning hours of Sunday.
This is an on-going situation and the forecast is subject to change in the coming hours. WeatherNation meteorologists will be keeping a close eye on the situation and we’ll bring you updates, both on-air and online.
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Meteorologist Alan Raymond