- A winter storm is expected to dump heavy snow and rain across the Northeast on Monday and especially on Tuesday.
- Winter storm warnings have been posted for parts of Upstate New York and far northeast Pennsylvania.
- Heavy rain and howling winds will be the main weather stories closer to the coast.
The calendar may say April, but the weather in the Northeast will be more like February.
A winter storm is expected to dump heavy snow and rain across the region on Monday and especially on Tuesday, forecasters said.
“A strengthening storm along the mid-Atlantic coast, combined with an approaching cold front, will bring another punch of wintry weather to the Northeast and New England early this week,” AccuWeather meteorologist Adam Sadvary said.
Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of upstate New York and far northeast Pennsylvania from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Winter weather advisories stretched from West Virginia to parts of New England on Monday morning.
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Many areas will see 6-12 inches of snow, and some spots could see as much as 2 feet, AccuWeather said. Snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour are possible.
“Snowfall rates this high can lead to rapidly deteriorating road conditions,” Sadvary warned.
The weather service said, “Treacherous travel conditions are likely in these areas along with the potential for isolated areas of tree damage and power outages.”
Heavy rain and howling winds will be the main weather stories closer to the coast. Many Interstate-95 cities are at risk of a period of urban flooding from Philadelphia to Portland, Maine, AccuWeather said.
New York City and Boston are forecast to see heavy overnight rain, the weather service said.
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Wind gusts along the Northeast coast could reach 50-60 mph, according to Weather.com meteorologist Domenica Davis.
In addition to the snow and rain, 190 million Americans in the East will have high temperatures below average Monday, Weather.com said. AccuWeather said low temperatures will be in the 30s for most of the region on Monday night; 40s are forecast along the Atlantic coast.
The nation’s other stormy spot early this week will be in the Northwest, the National Weather Service said. “Heavy mountain snow is forecast in parts of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada where over a foot of snow is possible. Along the coasts and in the valleys, rainfall totals over the next two days look to range between 1-2 inches,” the weather service predicted Monday.