A storm system in the upper Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is expected to bring snow and ice by Monday morning, and disruptions to commutes are likely in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
The northern New England states could see nearly 10 inches of snow. But aside from the strong wind gusts and snowfall, Boston could also see snow water, which could make travel there as difficult as during the blizzard of 1978.
Low pressure and associated cold air that's forecast to move up the East Coast by Wednesday will bring snow and cold air to the New England states. — AccuWeather.com () March 21, 2020
Snowfall in northern areas of the Northeast could be similar to the blizzard of 1978. That storm dropped more than 3 feet of snow in some areas. — Matt Miller () March 21, 2020
8 pm N&W 3 to 6 inches snow as far south as New England. Snow is developing. I expect accumulations of 9 inches or more around Philadelphia. Here is where snow intensifies: pic.twitter.com/6k1Cl7KwmD — Michael LaBarbera () March 21, 2020
Rain and snow is transitioning to snow showers at this time in New York City and will be in the Metro-North area by 10 p.m., AccuWeather reports. However, the storm could bring as much as 7 inches of snow to New York City by the time it moves out of town on Tuesday morning.
The snow will be heavy at times and it could possibly cause power outages. New York City’s Department of Sanitation is prepared for the snowfall, stating that it’s “ready to start salting and treating roads within 15 minutes of the arrival of precipitation,” the New York Post reports. The New York City Transit Authority has also “plans to use salt brine to keep the street surfaces and power equipment free of ice and snow.”
This storm is expected to end by the end of the day on Tuesday.