Second winter storm this month hits United States northeast
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 08, 2018,
Mar 08, 2018, 12:14
New York City is slated to get hit with yet another nor'easter and if you thought last week's storm was rough, forecasters are predicting that this one could be shaping up to be worse. Luckily winds will not be as strong as the last storm.
Metro-North is operating on a reduced weekday schedule with some combined and cancelled trains during the morning and evening peak.
A period of light snow will begin tonight with snow transitioning to a period of heavier snow Wednesday. Another think we're watching is something called the "dry slot". The vast majority of the snow showers should wrap up Tuesday night. The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. on Wednesday to 1 p.m. on Thursday. In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf said certain types of vehicles would be banned from roadways as winter storm Quinn bore down, The Weather Channel reported. By late morning, heavy snow was blanketing eastern Pennsylvania, and driving became treacherous on some highways, according to the Associated Press. It will produce periods of heavy precipitation. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur during rush hour on Wednesday and into Thursday morning. We are now forecasting the lowest amounts in far southeastern CT where just 1"-3" of snow is likely with mostly rain. More than 50 million people are now under winter storm watch or warning in anticipation of the storm. So, it'll be an interesting storm to watch with respect to that rain snow line.
As some in NY face their fourth day without power, crews were racing to resolve the outages before the second storm moves in, said ConEdison spokesman Michael Clendenin. If there are any 12"+ amounts, they would be most likely in the NW hills". Highs are forecast to be in the low 30's with Northeast winds gusting to 30 miles per hour at times inland and to 30 - 50 miles per hour at times along the coast. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility. In Dartmouth, 81 homes were without power, with 156 outages in Wareham, 23 in New Bedford and 32 in Westport.
Daytime highs are expected in the 60s, with overnight lows in the 40s. Low: Upper 20s - low 30s.
He said he expected 6 to 9 inches of snow in the warning area of Long Island, with accumulations dropping off to about 1 to 3 inches on the East End. Slick travel likely during the PM hours. "New Yorkers should take mass transit if possible and allow for extra travel time".
FRIDAY: More clouds than sun.
Friday looks partly sunny with a high of 42 and Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 44 degrees.