A ‘powerful’ storm from the Northeast is expected to bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds to the Northeast Monday night and Tuesday.
The storm is forecast to occur when a weather system moving east across the Great Lakes Sunday night combines with a front moving up the Atlantic coast from South Carolina.
Heavy, wet snowfall of up to two inches per hour is possible in parts of New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The storm could bring an inch of snow to New York City, which has received unusually little snow this season.
However, no large accumulations are expected in the city because the snow will be preceded by rain, making it less likely to settle.
Heavy, wet snowfall of up to two inches per hour is possible in parts of New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut
The winter storm could eventually bring up to an inch of snow to New York City, but earlier rain may keep some snow from settling.
Strong winds have also been forecast, rising fears of power outages.
On Sunday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul advised reducing travel in the state, “particularly on Tuesday, when visibility will be extremely limited.”
“New Yorkers should prepare now for a weather system that will bring significant snowfall to the eastern parts of the state, particularly the areas along the Hudson River and around the Capital Region,” Hochul said.
‘I have directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets and stand ready to assist local governments if needed. Anyone in the regions that will be affected by the storm should prepare for two to three days of snowfall and hazardous travel conditions,” he added.
New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has said it has prepared nearly 1,500 generators, more than 500 chainsaws and half a million bottles and cans of water.
Some higher elevation inland parts of the Northeast are expected to see up to 18 inches of snow, according to the Weather Service.
The Catskills and southern Adirondacks in New York, the Berkshires in western Massachusetts and the southern Green Mountains in Vermont are some of the places that may see the heaviest snowfall, the weather service warned.
Parts of upstate New York along the Hudson are expected to see more than 18 inches of snow
The storm is also likely to bring strong winds of 40 to 50 mph to swaths of the Appalachian Mountains, northern Virginia, Maryland, central and eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New York.
The snow could cause scattered or widespread power outages and tree damage, according to the weather service.
The storm is also likely to bring strong 40 to 50 mph winds to swaths of the Appalachian Mountains, northern Virginia, Maryland, central and eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New York, according to AccuWeather.
From Sunday night through Monday, the system moving east from the Great Lakes will bring snow to Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
A “powerful nor’easter off the New England coast on Tuesday” will bring “heavy wet snow inland and strong winds with rain/snow just offshore,” the Weather Service said Sunday afternoon.
“Heavy snow rates (up to 2 inches per hour possible) and strong easterly northeasterly winds will likely make travel dangerous or near impossible.” “The wet nature of the snow could lead to scattered or widespread power outages and tree damage.”
It also warned of coastal flooding as the storm moves northeast along the mid-Atlantic and New England coast.
Coastal flooding may be possible Monday night through Wednesday.
Forecasters say the tides will have the potential to rise two to three feet above average by mid-March, particularly at high tide, according to AccuWeather.