Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Nor'easter Predicted Wednesday; Accumulation Could Top A Foot

Nor'easter Predicted Wednesday; Accumulation Could Top A Foot

Forecasters - and municipal officials - are anxious that the trees weakened by Friday's storm will be knocked down either by winds or the weight of snow, which is expected to be heavy and wet, especially along the coast.

In advance of the storm, the National Weather Service has upgraded the "Winter Storm Watch" to a "Warning" for the higher elevations north and west of Providence.

The storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow that may affect travel in portions of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, including Berks and western Montgomery County and Lehigh County.

Tuesday marks the calm before the storm, with sunny skies and seasonably cool temperatures, but a big change is expected by midnight. Rain and snow likely developing at night. Some parts of the Poconos could get as much as eight inches of snowfall this week. Winds are forecast to gust up to 25 miles per hour in the James River Valley, and blowing and drifting snow is expected.

Snow will be heaviest west of Boston and especially Route 495.

Another winter storm is on its way.

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Officially, 0.22 inches of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, boosting Madison's March and meteorological spring (March through May) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) to 0.22 inches, 0.08 inches below normal.

Temperatures will hover in the low 40s through the remainder of the week.

Also, rain could mix in with the snow Wednesday afternoon, reducing the accumulations, particularly on the East End, Hoffman said.

The evening commute will be worse than the morning one and will be hazardous at times.

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. However, as our storm develops and bring down colder air, rain is likely to change to snow for everyone later Tuesday night and Wednesday. He said some places could see a scattered snow shower during the day on Thursday. Low: Upper 20s - low 30s. Another bout of rain, wind and more importantly, snow will fall on Wednesday.

Friday will be mostly sunny and in the low 40s, the weather service said. A track farther east is still possible at this point, but that scenario looks less and less likely with each model run.

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