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Winter storm targets Northeast — here’s how much snow is in the forecast


The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings across the Northeast and New England in anticipation of a possible nor’easter that could dump snow on millions of people in the region Monday through Tuesday.

THE the weather service warned there could be heavy snowfall, gusty winds and moderate coastal flooding. Here’s what you can expect in different areas of the Northeast:

New York metropolitan area

At least half a foot of snow is likely in parts of New York City, the weather service said. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that the metropolitan area could see up to 8 inches of snowfall. New York City Public Schools 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, meteorologists said. Parts of interior Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley could see about a foot of snow Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Snowfall in New York
The National Weather Service’s expected snowfall map shows some areas around New York City could see a foot of snow.

National Weather Service


In its Monday morning briefing, the National Weather Service predicted 8 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow in northeastern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut Monday evening through Tuesday Morning. The area could see snowfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

The forecast also includes winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of 25 to 40 mph.

CBS New York forecasters have distribution of weather watches and warnings in the tri-state area counties.


First Weather Alert: Monday Afternoon Snow Update – 02/12/24

01:53

Boston area

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said a snow emergency would begin in Boston on Monday at 10 p.m. Public Schools in Boston will be closed Tuesday.

The storm will move very quickly, with the heaviest snowfall between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, CBS Boston reported. The storm will start later in the Cape Cod region, with the heaviest snowfall between noon and 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Boston area snowfall totals
Snowfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour is expected in the Boston area during the storm.

National Weather Service


Early Monday, forecasters expected up to a foot of snow in parts of the region, but expected snow totals were later lowered.

CBS Boston forecasters expect 4 to 8 inches of snow around Boston, Worcester and Mass Pike south through Cape Cod and the Islands. This includes all of southeastern Massachusetts. Expect 2 to 4 inches just north of the Pike to 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 for 8+ inches of snow will be from Plymouth to Providence, as well as areas south of the South Coast and Upper Cape.

Snow will fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, depending on National Weather Service. Strong winds and coastal flooding are also a concern.


Next Weather: WBZ mid-afternoon forecast update for February 12, 2024

03:21

Philadelphia area

The storm will start with a spell of rain for everyone in this region, even in the highest elevations of the Poconos, before snow arrives, CBS Philadelphia reported.

Possible snow totals around Philadelphia vary widely. The National Weather Service is forecasting minor accumulations of up to more than a foot of snow, depending on location.

As of Monday morning, the weather service was forecasting mostly rain with a light snow accumulation of less than an inch southeast of the I-95 corridor. Heavier snowfall of 1 to 2 inches was forecast for the area south of the I-78 corridor to I-95, with the region’s heaviest snow forecast for I-78 northbound . Forecasts in the area north of I-78 show 8 to 12 inches near Morristown and 12 to 18 inches near Pocono Mountain.

Forecast map for Mount Holly
Some areas around Philadelphia could see little snow, while heavy snow is expected north of I-78.

National Weather Service


“This is a very dynamic weather pattern, and these dynamics will lead to particularly heavy precipitation in the cold sector of this fast-moving storm, resulting in heavy snowfall,” the NWS said. “The keys for our region remain how quickly the coastal low takes over and intensifies, and subsequently how quickly cold air is drawn south late night into Tuesday morning, causing a passage through snow from the Poconos to the I-95 corridor.”.


Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will We Get and Who Will Get It?

04:16

Albany area

Heavy snowfall is also forecast in the Albany, New York area. The local National Weather Service office said snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour or more are expected Tuesday morning through early afternoon.

Albany snow map
The heaviest snow in the Albany area is expected south of I-90.

National Weather Service


The 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 is expected in areas around Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Sundown, Hunter and Otis.

Farther north and west, 3 to 7 inches are expected from the Schoharie Valley to the Capital District and much of southern Vermont. North and west of there, the forecast is 3 inches or less.





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