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 snow. 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.
In its Monday morning briefing, the National Weather Service forecast 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 ain the tri-state area counties.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said a snow emergency would begin in Boston on Monday at 10 p.m.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,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.
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.
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,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.
“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.”.
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.
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.