First Significant Northeast Winter Storm of the Season to Snarl Travel Through Tuesday

December 2, 2019

At a Glance

• A coastal storm will bring snow and gusty winds to the Northeast through Tuesday.
• More than a foot of snow has already fallen in the interior Northeast.
• Rain will change to snow along the Interstate 95 corridor on Monday.
• This storm system has brought snow and wind from the West Coast to the Plains and Midwest since last week.

The Northeast is seeing its first significant snowstorm of the season from a coastal storm which will continue to snarl travel in parts of the region through Tuesday.
The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Ezekiel.

Happening Now
Snow is falling this morning across interior portions of the Northeast, from Pennsylvania into New York and New England. Rain showers are affecting areas closer to the coast near Interstate 95, but some of those areas should see snow develop later Monday.
Portions of the central and southern Appalachians are also seeing snowfall from this storm.
More than a foot of snow has already fallen in Albany, New York, since Sunday. The top Northeast snow total from this storm so far is 20.7 inches in East Glenville, New York.
Boston, Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, all picked up their first accumulating snow of the season on Sunday.

Winter Weather Alerts
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service across a broad area from Maine to the central and southern Appalachians.
The worst conditions are likely in areas where winter storm warnings are in effect. Some locations in these warnings may be impossible to travel through. Albany and Syracuse, New York; Allentown and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire; and Portland, Maine, are among the cities under a winter storm warning.
Boston, New York City and Philadelphia are under a winter weather advisory, which means snowfall could affect travel in these areas later Monday into Tuesday.

Forecast Timing
The coastal storm will be strengthening and slowly tracking just off the Northeast coast.
Snow is likely to impact travel from the central and southern Appalachians to much of New York state and parts of western and northern New England.
Areas closer to the coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston will have rain changing to snow later today and this evening. Travel should be avoided in these areas this afternoon and evening.

Snow and gusty winds from this storm will impact the morning commute in eastern New England on Tuesday. Much of the snow should be over with by Tuesday night.
Morning commuters could be affected by snow that fell overnight as far south as the New York City metro.

Snowfall Forecast
More than 6 inches of additional snow is expected from northeast Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey into the Hudson Valley north of New York City and much of eastern New England. Up to a foot of additional snow can be expected in parts of eastern New England.
The Boston area is forecast to receive more than 6 inches of additional snowfall Monday evening into Tuesday, with heavier totals just north and west of the city.
New York City might pick up 3 to 5 inches of snow through Monday evening. Accumulations could be a couple inches higher in this area if a band of heavy snow sets up near the Interstate 95 corridor on Monday.

Source: The Weather Channel