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East Coast braces for a Valentine’s Day Nor’easter with up to three inches of snow forecast for NYC up and Boston facing bomb cyclone

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The East Coast is preparing for the return of winter as a possible Northern Easter looms on the horizon, which could alter plans just before Valentine's Day.

The East Coast is preparing for the return of winter as a possible Northeastern Easter looms on the horizon, which could alter plans just before Valentine’s Day.

New York could receive up to three inches of snow, while Boston could potentially be hit by a bomb cyclone. Also known as ‘bombogenesis’, the rapidly developing storm that can bring strong winds and blizzard conditions.

While exact snowfall amounts will depend on the strength of the storm, AccuWeather meteorologists are closely monitoring developments.

The National Weather Service is anticipating a storm that could bring significant snow to the region on Monday, turning to rain overnight and returning to a mix on Tuesday.

Early projections suggest that most of New York could see snow overnight Monday into Tuesday. New York City has a chance of seeing at least three inches of snow, while other parts of the state could see more.

The East Coast is preparing for the return of winter as a possible Northern Easter looms on the horizon, which could alter plans just before Valentine’s Day.

The National Weather Service is anticipating a storm that could bring significant snow to the region on Monday, turning to rain overnight and returning to a mix on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is anticipating a storm that could bring significant snow to the region on Monday, turning to rain overnight and returning to a mix on Tuesday.

New York may see up to three inches of snow, while Boston may be hit by a bomb cyclone, also known as 'bombogenesis' (Pictured: A man walks his dog in Silver Spring, Maryland, on February 6, 2010 ).

New York may see up to three inches of snow, while Boston may be hit by a bomb cyclone, also known as ‘bombogenesis’ (Pictured: A man walks his dog in Silver Spring, Maryland, on February 6, 2010 ).

Central New York areas, including Utica and Rome, have a 60 to 80 percent chance of seeing snow.

Despite a series of mild days, the forecast indicates that a storm system could move north or south in the coming days, with the potential to blanket the state in snow.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore said snowfall will likely be limited due to the relatively warm temperature.

He said Staten Island live that temperatures do not appear to be cold enough to favor frozen precipitation.

“While the January thaw and breakup of the storm pattern extended into early February, there will be a change in the pattern with a potentially impactful storm sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast states Monday through Tuesday,” he told SI Live.

New York could see up to three inches of snow, while Boston could potentially be hit by a bomb cyclone, also known as 'bombogenesis,' the rapidly developing storm that can bring high winds and blizzard conditions.

New York could see up to three inches of snow, while Boston could potentially be hit by a bomb cyclone, also known as ‘bombogenesis,’ the rapidly developing storm that can bring high winds and blizzard conditions.

The FOX Forecast Center predicts that the storm may initially begin as rain along the Atlantic Coast on Monday night, before strengthening from rain to snow as temperatures become colder (Photo: Boston, January 2024).

The FOX Forecast Center predicts that the storm may initially begin as rain along the Atlantic Coast on Monday night, before strengthening from rain to snow as temperatures become colder (Photo: Boston, January 2024).

“One thing is certain: This storm will initiate a pattern that will bring colder, more active weather from the Midwest to the Northeast, with reinforcements of seasonally cold air masses with the potential for some clipper systems to cause snow events,” he said. DeVore.

The coastal storm’s impacts on southern New England are unclear, according to the National Weather Service, but near-record heat is expected Sunday before the weather begins to worsen for the rest of the week.

“We are tracking the possibility of a impactful winter storm across the Northeast, likely Monday night into Tuesday,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Isaac Longley told Boston Herald Thursday.

“There is a lack of cold air, so the system could bring a mix of rain and snow closer to the coast, while there could be more significant snow inland and on higher ground,” he added.

While northern New Jersey may see flurries Monday night into Tuesday morning, South Jersey is more likely to see just rain.

There is still a 40 percent chance of more than 4 inches of snow falling in northwest New Jersey and a 30 percent chance of about 2 inches of snow falling near Philadelphia, according to the National Weather Service.

“The overall pattern is not very conducive to significant snowfall along and east of the I-95 corridor, as a near perfect balance of all of these factors would need to occur,” the National Weather Service said.

The February 2010 storm, dubbed 'Snowmageddon,' hit DC. (Pictured: The south side of the White House in the snow on February 6, 2010)

The February 2010 storm, dubbed ‘Snowmageddon,’ hit DC. (Pictured: The south side of the White House in the snow on February 6, 2010)

“One or two big storms are not out of the forecast here for February or early March.” (Pictured: People charge each other armed with snowballs during a large snowball fight involving about 100 people at Dupont Circle in Washington DC, February 10, 2010)

“Also against further snowfall, the fairly mild air and easterly winds blowing in from the Atlantic on Monday should tend to keep precipitation primarily in the form of rain out of our far northwest areas.”

Residents of New York and New Jersey will still be able to enjoy spring temperatures in February before a storm arrives.

But the pre-storm warmth may come to an abrupt halt when the El Niño weather pattern collides with Canada’s frigid temperatures, potentially triggering a snowstorm similar to 2010’s ‘Snowmageddon.’

The February 2010 storm, dubbed ‘Snowmageddon’, was a major snowstorm that caused significant impacts across the Northeast, including the deaths of 41 people.

“I think there are a couple of snow storms coming,” AccuWeather Inc. forecaster Paul Pastelok said. Bloomberg. “One or two big storms are not out of the forecast here for February or early March.”

Washington DC is not expected to bear the brunt of these upcoming storms, but the city was hit by snow during the latest ‘snowmageddon.’

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