1:00 PM | All systems go for a major coastal storm

Discussion

All signs are go for a major coastal storm to affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast from late tonight through tomorrow night and many interior locations will receive damaging heavy snowfall amounts. The latest indications are that the “bullesye” for this storm in terms of heavy snowfall will not be all that far to the north and west of the big cities and will include such areas as central and eastern PA, NW NJ, interior sections of New York state and New England. Even the big cities from DC to PHL to NYC to BOS should get accumulating snow on the order of 1-3 inches with 3-6 inches possible in their nearby northern and western suburbs. If you’re planning to travel from Philly to State College for tomorrow’s football game you may want to consider going tonight as you’d encounter heavy snow on the trip during the day on Saturday. The storm begins in and near the big cities as a cold rain late tonight and will then likely changeover to snow from west-to-east during the late morning or early afternoon in the DC metro region, early-to-mid afternoon in the Philly metro region and in the late afternoon or early evening hours across the New York metro region. Heavy, wet snow will likely do some serious damage to tree limbs which in turn will cause numerous power outages in much of the Mid-Atlantic. There is also the possibility for some thunder and lightning to be mixed in with this storm even after the changeover to snow. Despite the warm grounds, the snow may actually stick rather quickly as it’ll likely come down quite hard for awhile right after the changeover and temperatures will drop into the 30’s during the height of the storm. Stay tuned and check back later to the web site for updates.

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