Winter storm targets the Northeast — here’s how much snow to expect
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings across the Northeast and New England ahead of a potential nor’easter that could bring snow to millions of people in the region Monday into Tuesday.
the The weather service warned Heavy snow, stormy winds, and moderate coastal flooding are possible. Here’s what you can expect in different areas across the Northeast:
New York City metropolitan area
The National Weather Service said at least half a foot of snow was likely in parts of New York City. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said: Metro area can see Up to 8 inches of snowfall. It will be fully remote on Tuesday, but students will still have virtual classes.
At least a half-foot of snow is also expected on Long Island during the winter storm, forecasters said. Parts of inland Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley could see about a foot of snow Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
In its Monday morning briefing, the National Weather Service forecast 8 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow in inland northeastern New Jersey, the inland lower Hudson Valley and inland southern Connecticut from Monday night into Tuesday morning. The area could see a snowfall rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
The forecast also includes winds of 15-25 mph, with gusts of 25-40 mph.
Forecasters at CBS New YorkAcross counties in the tri-state area.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced that a snow emergency will begin in Boston at 10 p.m. Monday.It will be closed on Tuesday.
The storm will be very fast-moving, with heavy snow falling between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday.mentioned. The storm is scheduled to begin later in the Cape Cod area, with heavy snow falling between noon and 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Early Monday, forecasters were predicting up to a foot of snow in some parts of the area, but the expected snow totals later decreased.
CBS Boston meteorologists expect 4 to 8 inches of snow around Boston, Worcester and Mass Pike southward through Cape Cod and the islands. This includes all of southeastern Massachusetts. Expect 2-4 inches from just north of Pike up 495, including northern Middlesex County and Essex County. No more than 2 inches of snow is expected near the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. The best chance of more than 8 inches of snow will be from Plymouth to Providence, along with areas south of the South Coast and the Upper Cape.
Snow is expected to fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to forecasts National Weather Service. Strong winds and coastal flooding are also a concern.
The storm will start out as an all-encompassing rain event for everyone in this area, even in the higher elevations of the Poconos, before the snow moves in.mentioned.
There is a wide range in potential snow totals around Philadelphia. The National Weather Service expects anywhere from slight accumulations to more than a foot of snow, depending on location.
As of Monday morning, the weather service forecast mostly rain with a slight snow accumulation of less than an inch southeast of the I-95 corridor. Heavy snowfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the area south of the I-78 to I-95 corridor, with heavier snow expected in the area on I-78 north. The forecast for the area north of I-78 shows 8 to 12 inches near Morristown and 12 to 18 inches near Pocono Mountain.
“This is a very dynamic meteorological setting, and these dynamics will produce particularly heavy rain in the cold sector of this fast-moving storm, resulting in heavy snowfall,” the National Weather Service said. “The keys for our region still lie in how quickly the coastal low takes over and intensifies, and therefore how quickly cold air is pulled southward late tonight into Tuesday morning, turning to snow from the Poconos down to the I-95 corridor.”
Heavy snow is also expected in the Albany, New York, area. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour or more were expected Tuesday morning through early afternoon, the local National Weather Service office said.
Heaviest totals are possible south of I-90. The weather service said 12 to 18 inches is possible in Torrington and 8 to 12 inches in areas around Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Sundown, Hunter and Otis.
Farther north and west, 3 to 7 inches of rain is expected from the Schoharie Valley to the Capital Region and throughout much of southern Vermont. North and west there, 3 inches or less is expected.
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