Northeast braces for more snow

Gardiners Bay from the Ram Island Causeway

Gardiners Bay from the Ram Island Causeway

New England is expected to face the brunt of the storm and a potential blizzard, with other states expecting heavy snow as well.

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff •.

The East Coast was previously hit with Winter Storm Riley, a storm that caused destructive winds, heavy snow and coast flooding. Mostly cloudy with a high near 41.

7 p.m.: Here's the updated list of school closings, parking bans and trash collection delays across the coverage area.

The most snow Bangor has gotten over the course of one day so far this winter is 18.3 inches on January 4.

Residents of three New England states - Massachusetts, New Hampshire and ME - woke up Tuesday morning to a blizzard warning, as parts of Virginia and West Virginia saw between 12-18 inches of snow overnight and North Carolina saw as much as 7 inches.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said that snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour.

The snow should begin to let up by late afternoon, but it may not completely end until later in the evening.

Strong winds are expected Tuesday in New England. The east coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard are under a blizzard warning, with wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour expected and sustained winds of up to 40 miles per hour.

Forecast snowfall amounts through Wednesday.

"With a blocking pattern remaining in place across the high latitudes, the nor'easter is expected to directly affect Nova Scotia on Wednesday and then weaken".

As with last week's storm, the biggest factor Tuesday will be the precipitation, according to Nouhan. "A steady snow will develop and the storm will be well underway for the morning commute", Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said.

The Northeast may see its third nor'easter in less than two weeks as winter storm warnings have been issued from Tennessee to North Carolina to Maine.

"It'll hit New England the hardest".

The latest storm, coming in the aftermath of two deadly nor'easters and resulting blackouts, is also expected to bring coastal flooding and powerful winds.

Baker said he was primarily anxious about the capacity of utility crews to respond to outages, given the amount of work they have been putting in on street-by-street repairs in the wake of the other storms that have hit the state this month.

Winter Storm Skylar had already dropped snow in parts of the U.S. as of Monday evening, these are the select snowfall totals by state through early Monday morning. Little or no snow accumulation is now forecast for Philadelphia and Washington.

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