According to the National Weather Service, a late-winter nor’easter is expected to bring widespread heavy, wet snow, rain and strong winds to parts of the Northeast beginning Monday night and continuing through Wednesday.
Heavy snowfall rates and strong winds can make travel dangerous or nearly impossible in the Northeast. Meteorological Center said.
Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Southeast and Gulf Coast Sunday night before the storm intensifies. Later, on Monday, the storm, which forecasters describe as “strong,” will strengthen mostly in the northeast, where heavy snowfall is expected in the region’s interior, the weather service said.
Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the Weather Forecast Center, said the weather system will start with rain that could turn into heavy snow in some places.
“Right now, rain is in the forecast for New York City and Boston, and the rain is turning to snow with some accumulation,” Mr. Oravec said, adding that this time it won’t be a New York winter event. Metro area, where there is less snow.
“The storm track has not been favorable for the Northeast so far, and in a sense, we are running out of time,” said Mr. Oravec said. “We’re definitely fighting the calendar and fighting the season.”
Nor’easters, this Occurs very frequently Between September and April, winds from the East Coast are storms that collide with surface winds from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states amid low pressure areas.
With this nor’easter, snow rates of up to two inches per hour are possible, and in higher elevations, snowfall could eventually exceed a foot of accumulation, according to the National Weather Service.
Snowfall totals could be higher in the Catskills and southern Adirondacks of New York, the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and the southern Green Mountains of Vermont.
Inland areas of the Lower Hudson Valley, northeastern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut could receive five to 10 inches of snow. Weather Service in New York said.
Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous, and “widespread minor coastal flooding” is possible, forecasters said.
New York City, Long Island and New Haven, Conn. There is a large uncertainty in snow extent, including in coastal areas. How close to the beach The New York National Weather Service says the low pressure system is intensifying.
Wind gusts of up to 50 mph were possible on the east side of Long Island Tuesday night, the weather service said.
“Strong winds from this nor’easter will make travel hazardous,” the weather service said, adding that the storm could cause power outages and tree damage.
The storm could last until Wednesday, Mr. Oravec said it would start raining that morning.
April Rubin Contributed report.