Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

City schools open as nor'easter brings in wet, wintry mix

City schools open as nor'easter brings in wet, wintry mix City schools open as nor'easter brings in wet, wintry mix
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 06:52

A large storm bringing blizzard conditions to the Midwest might also cause more problems for the Northeast, which is dealing with the aftermath of a destructive and deadly nor'easter.

"Many towns are still dealing with flooding and damaged sea walls and infrastructure, and about 700 homes are still dealing with power outages", Baker said.

The snow should taper off late Wednesday night as the storm moves northeast out of the area. At the moment, the area where we have the greatest confidence there will be numerous 12 inch or more amounts is the eastern Poconos over into northern New Jersey and down into eastern sections of the Lehigh Valley.

Boston and coastal communities are expected to get mostly rain. Roughly 400,000 customers remained without electricity Monday, the Associated Press said.

A Winter Storm Warning been issued for several counties beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

With another major nor'easter on the way, and questions lingering about the precise storm track, weather forecasters all across the region have been revising their snowfall projections during the past few days - up in some areas of New Jersey and NY, and down in others.

Heavy, wet snow and gusting winds could take down trees and snap power lines already weakened from last week's storm. A 140-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in southeastern South Dakota is shut down due to the conditions. It could be closed until Tuesday, officials say. The fierce winds - along with the icy roads and drifting snow - made safe travel nearly impossible along this stretch of I-90 and on many other highways in the state. Thundersnow is sometimes observed downstream of the Great Salt Lake and the Great Lakes during lake-effect snowstorms too. The snow will be lighter in intensity overall but could still contribute to travel delays in Minnesota, Wisconsin and MI, the Weather Channel said.

Crocker said he is "pretty concerned" about Wednesday's storm. Winter storm warnings, as well as coastal flood warnings and advisories spread from Maryland to Maine.

Snow has been falling throughout the course of the day, and now we are starting to see widespread light to moderate snow over the western two-thirds of the state. A stray snow shower or two can't be ruled out late Thursday or anytime on Friday, but no accumulation is now expected. More than a foot may fall in parts of Minnesota.