Mor'easter? Northeast hit with its fourth storm in 3 weeks
- Author: Megan Austin Mar 25, 2018,
Mar 25, 2018, 0:39
The NWS issued winter storm warnings and advisories for 17 states from Tennessee to ME, and warned of possible coastal flooding in some areas.
The winter storm warning areas could get up to 9 inches of snow by the time the storm tapers off Saturday, the Weather Service said.
Two people perished in what authorities said were weather-related deaths from a storm that started in the first hours of Wednesday before heading over the ocean in the first hours of Thursday, she said.
Forecasters are now expecting approximately a coating to 2 inches of snow to fall in Boston and across Eastern Massachusetts.
There were big snowflakes around lunch time on Tuesday, then hours of rain, and bouncing ice pellets before more snow in the late afternoon in Gloucester Township.
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Whether this snow sends an inch or foot of snow, driving will be hard. Highs today will still trend below normal for mid to late March. Waiting for a more defined track of the storm center, the Winter Storm Watch calling for 3 to 6-inches of snow later tonight into Saturday afternoon remains in effect for counties adjacent to the warned area to the west and south of Chicago (blue-shaded area on the highlighted map). Some residents on Long Island are waking up to almost 20 inches of snow.
Thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the fourth major storm to hit the state in three weeks.
Up to six inches of snow is possible in some places, including the Indianapolis metro. Gusty winds will continue throughout the day. State offices were closed Wednesday due to the storm, but Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said they would reopen Thursday.
The snow isn't expected to stick to roadways, meaning the Thursday commute will be wet - but it probably won't be too snowy, Dunten said.
Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that 40 flights were delayed at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport in Linthicum, Maryland; Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County; and Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly as of Wednesday noon, and 57 flights were cancelled.