BOSTON (AP) — Much of the Northeast is bracing for blizzard conditions, a foot or more of snow and high winds as the third major nor'easter in 10 days bears down on the region.
A developing nor'easter forecast to affect the East Coast again. Unfortunately nor’easters impact millions of people in the eastern U.S. with heavy snow and strong winds. What will you do if one approaches your region? https://t.co/2E4fUWg92N #WinterSafety pic.twitter.com/Ju1AqP1KAv— NWS (@NWS) March 12, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of New England and a winter weather advisory for eastern New York and Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
Updated snowfall forecast maps with the total snowfall through Wednesday, as well as the Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories in effect tonight through Monday evening, and the Winter Storm Watches in effect for Monday evening into Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/NTm2VD81tz— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) March 12, 2018
The storm is expected to hit about midnight and last through most of the day Tuesday, with snow accumulating at a rate of 2 inches per hour at times in some areas.
Wind gusts of 40-60 mph are also expected along the eastern New England coast. Storm surge of up to 2-3 feet ise expected to cause minor coastal flooding during high tides, but not as bad as the previous two storms because astronomical tides are lower.— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) March 11, 2018
The weather service says Boston and areas south of the city could get a foot and a half of snow, with less to the west of the city. Providence, Rhode Island, is in line for about 15 inches.