March storm brings wintry weather to the Northeast

A nor’easter bringing rain, snow and wind will affect the Northeast this week. Expect significant travel impacts late Monday through Wednesday as the storms track up the Eastern Seaboard. 

What You Need To Know

  • We are tracking a nor’easter that could bring significant rain, snow and wind to the Northeast
  • Multiple winter weather alerts are in effect for the Northeast
  • A good portion of the region will deal with dangerous travel conditions
  • The storm should weaken by midweek

The storm already brought heavy snow to the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin and Minnesota. Now, the storm is headed to the Mid-Atlantic coast. Once it enters that region Monday night, it would strengthen into a powerful coastal storm.

Multiple winter weather alerts are in effect from Pennslyvania to Maine.

The Northeast could start seeing impacts from the storm beginning Monday night. There is increasing confidence that storm could dump heavy snow for parts of the Northeast.

Heavy snow rates (up to 2 inches per hour possible) and strong winds could make travel nearly impossible. If you’re traveling to the East Coast this week, please check your local airlines for any delays or cancelations.

Snow produced from this nor’easter will be on the wetter side, meaning that heavy-wet snow could cause scattered to widespread power outages and tree damage.

Rain and snow amounts are still a bit tricky. The smallest shift in the storm’s track could dramatically change the outcome for one place and all its inhabitants.

Right now the consensus shows much of eastern New York State (including the Hudson Valley), and western New England look to have to best chance at seeing the most snow out of this storm.

Higher elevation areas across the interior Northeast could reach up to and over a foot of snow in many places.

More rain is expected to mix in farther south and east, which will essentially result in a sharp cutoff in snow totals along the I-95 corridor.

These areas will experience the strongest winds, where gusts could exceed 50 mph (especially for places like Cape Cod and eastern Massachusetts), and the brunt of coastal impacts, such as coastal flooding, high surf and beach erosion.

Stay with Spectrum News as continue to track this forecast this week.

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