A series of late winter storms will continue on the first day of spring in the East as snow and rain pelt the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Teal=Winter Storm Watch, Purple=Winter Weather Advisory.
However, with the way this forecast is turning out, we could be looking more at April snow showers to usher in the May flowers, if we are lucky.
"These models have had a very hard time trying to figure out how this storm is going to unfold", Dixon said. "It's probably going to be sometime well into April" before springlike weather arrives. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Plan for hard travel conditions, especially during the evening commute on Wednesday with possible reductions in visibility. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wind gusts from the north-northeast could gusts to 50mph, especially at the coast. This incoming storm, which will bring rain and snow across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, will be the fourth storm to ravage the East Coast in three weeks. Snow tends to accumulate faster in rural areas and higher elevations than in urban areas and lower elevations. New snow and sleet accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible. The orientation of the two storm systems will provide an extended period of strong on-shore flow - those classic northeasterly (nor'east) winds.
Here's a look at the forecast tides in Scituate Harbor, MA.... with the potential for minor flooding during Wednesday night's high tide cycle. Anyone planning to travel Tuesday night and early Wednesday should prepare for a tough go of it.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Nassau and Suffolk.
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