Moving cross country, winter storm takes aim at Northeast
Dec 02 2019
Forecasters are calling it a double-barreled storm that will first spread rain, ice and snow into the northeastern United States during Saturday and Sunday.
We see lighter snow for the higher elevations inland Monday afternoon before the winds shift to out of the north Monday night into Tuesday and the rain/snow line will retreat to the coast again. This is when just enough warm air is likely to sweep in from the south and the Atlantic to bring plain rain to coastal areas of the upper mid-Atlantic and southeastern New England. Here are the most recent snowfall predictions and timing of the storm.
Depending on how close to the coastline this storm ends up the Monday nightTuesday event could provide Eastern Massachusetts with a major snow storm. Travelers using Interstates 70, 76, 79, 80, 81, 86, 90 and 99 corridors could encounter slippery roadways during that time. Roads may turn icy.
The storm is taking shape over the midwest today. "The big storm that moved onto the West Coast last Tuesday will reach the eastern U.S. this weekend".
Conditions were better in the Twin Cities, but still downright nasty.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, atmospheric conditions will allow mainly snow to spread across northern and eastern NY state to western and central New England.
The system is expected to kick in after 7 p.m. tonight and last until Sunday morning.
Ahead of the anticipated winter weather, American Airlines issued waivers for passengers traveling Sunday and Monday on flights to and from New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as well as Newark and the airline's hub in Philadelphia. Conditions along these highways will range from wet to slushy to snow-covered. Springfield is expected to see eight to 12 inches of snowfall. An AccuWeather Local StormMax of 18 inches is forecast and most likely to occur over the Berkshires and Catskills.
Between four and six inches of snow were forecast in Bergen, Essex, Union, Hudson and Passaic counties, according to the NWS.
Monday Night - A chance of rain before 8 p.m., followed by a slight chance of snow showers overnight.
This storm is a three-phase process, starting on Sunday morning.
The timing and track of the storm will affect any accumulations, so be sure to stick with News 12 for the very latest forecast information.