Northeast braces for another major snowstorm

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Boston area feeling wrath of winter storm.

NEW YORK – A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm expected to blast several major cities along the Northeast’s busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend has begun with sleet and snow.

A storm system diving out of the Midwest has the potential to slowly coat from Philadelphia up to Massachusetts and Maine with snow beginning late Sunday night into Monday and intensifying greatly well into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Flakes will likely give way to rain as temperatures warm through the morning, but that could shift again to snow and ice during the afternoon if the bombogenesis hits. “Staying alert when driving and being informed of departure times if flying will ensure we avoid needless accidents and frustration and allow storm response teams to prepare our facilities for safe use,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The storm, which brewed late Saturday around the Iowa-Minnesota line, is likely to track down into the central Appalachians and then very slowly traverse its way through the Northeast states and reach the Gulf of Maine late Tuesday night, he said. By midday Saturday, the first storm system had dropped 9 inches in parts of Pennsylvania and 8 inches in parts of New York, northern New Jersey and northwestern Connecticut, with widespread reports over 4 inches in inland areas across the southern New England region.

The slow movement of the storm, he said, could help produce quite a bit of snowfall and blizzard-like or blizzard conditions: at least three hours of wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and visibility of less than a quarter of a mile because of snow or blowing snow. Snow in those areas began early Saturday — and it could mix with freezing rain, sleet, and rain before returning to snow in the evening, forecasters said.

It would be the second wallop for the Northeast after what happened Saturday, when a storm crawling up the East Coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England. After a relatively tame start to the winter, Connecticut has plenty of salt and snow-treatment chemicals stockpiled around the state and a fleet of 632 plow trucks ready to go, Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick said.

So watch out for that Monday morning commute, things will be very active around here.” After that comes through, Burnett says we can expect cloudy and cold conditions Tuesday and Wednesday, and milder conditions Thursday with a rain-snow mix. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. Meteorologist Peter Wichrowski in Upton, New York, said snow likely would start to fall in New York City in the early morning hours of Saturday, with a mix of rain and maybe a little sleet along the coastal areas.

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