Major Winter Storm For Start of Spring
- Author: Megan Austin Mar 20, 2018,
Mar 20, 2018, 4:25
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Nassau and Suffolk counties Wednesday through Thursday mornings and a coastal flood statement for parts of LI early Wednesday morning.
A winter weather advisory is possible, forecasters said.
However, with the way this forecast is turning out, we could be looking more at April snow showers to usher in the May flowers, if we are lucky. Visibility will be low at times. Farther north, snow totals will be less, with many areas only seeing a coating to an inch of snow.
The pattern isn't changing any time soon, and forecasters are eyeing another potential storm this weekend, he said.
The National Weather Service in Taunton handles weather forecasts for much of Southern New England, including MA counties east of the Berkshires.
Pedestrians walk through the snow in New York City on March 7. There will be another stronger wave of snow on Wednesday morning which will slow down only on Wednesday evening.
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Plan on hard travel conditions, including the evening commute on Wednesday. "We're going to have to flip the calendar into April". This will not likely be a constant snow for most of us.
The wet snow and gusty winds could contribute to power outages and tree damage in the Northeast. Boston is likely to get 8 to 12 inches, Philadelphia 10 inches and Trenton, New Jersey, a foot.
There are two systems making their way toward the northeast, but only one will pack a real punch.
A break in the precipitation on Tuesday night, or maybe not.
Freezing rain and sleet could mix in with the snow when it starts Tuesday evening, according to the weather service.
Keep checking back with Severe Weather Team 11 on wpxi.com for updated forecasts as this storm system develops and approaches.