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- Wet, heavy snow is in the forecast for the entire Northeast on Wednesday.
- Areas of nine states, from Pennsylvania to Maine, are under a winter storm warning.
- In New York, forecasters are predicting as much as a foot of snow in some spots.
Another big winter storm is coming to the Northeast on the heels of last week’s bomb cyclone.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say snow is in the forecast along the East Coast from Philadelphia and New Jersey up to Boston and Maine. They predict it’ll start falling in some spots as early as Tuesday night.
Conditions are expected to get worse on Wednesday: that’s when as much as 12 inches of powder could fall in areas around New York City and Boston. The storm is set to hit eastern Pennsylvania and northern and central New Jersey with 4 to 8 inches of snow, too. A winter storm warning is in effect for areas of nine states, as far south as Pennsylvania, and as far north as Maine.
Take a look at the predicted snow totals in the region:
The worst of the storm will hit Wednesday afternoon, with a mix of snow and rain in some areas of Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Forecasters are warning that the evening commute on Wednesday could be especially rough, with a mix of snow, sleet, and ice on the roads and limited visibility due to the brutal conditions.
The National Weather Service in New York says that if the storm tracks closer to the shore, it’ll wind up being a rainier day for the lower part of the state. But if the storm heads more inland, it’ll be a snowier. They’re predicting at least nine inches of slushy snow in New York City.
In Boston, the National Weather Service is predicting the storm will be a combination of snow and rain that will be slushy, heavy, and wet. Forecasters warn that the snowfall rate there could top two to three inches an hour on Wednesday evening alone.
The snow and rain should be over by around midnight Wednesday in New York, but could continue into Thursday around Boston and in Rhode Island.
Strong winds – with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour – are also in the forecast Wednesday night. Here’s what the storm is set to look like on Wednesday at 6pm, according to Windy.com’s projection:
The storm is especially unwelcome news after last week’s bomb cyclone, which drenched Boston in waves of water, drowned entire houses, and left millions of homes throughout the East Coast without power. Cars in Boston flooded as water rushed into the streets, and coastal towns saw waves 20 feet high with tides rising to near 15 feet.
The new storm is expected to drench parts of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts again, with possible flooding starting Wednesday night, and some basements likely to be underwater Thursday morning, the National Weather Service says.
For now, it looks like areas south of Pennsylvania will be spared the wintry mix of snow and ice, but it could still be a drizzly few days, even in Washington DC. It’s a chilly, damp reminder that winter is very much still here.