Strong nor'easter will hit ME hard overnight


As of 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, JCP&L reported that 130 Warren customers, 50 Long Hill customers and 13 Watchung customers were still without power four days after Friday's Nor'easter.

Parts of NY and New England will continue to see snowfall at rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour into the overnight hours, forecasters said.

Winds are expected to blow 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 40 miles per hour, Hoffman said. People could be right back to square one midweek, with the snow expected to bring down more trees and power lines. Snow will be generally light, 2-5 cm are expected, on Wednesday in the Great Lakes region.

According to Reppert, those in states that include Vermont, New Hampshire, and western ME can expect some of the heaviest snowfall this week, with over a foot possible in these areas.

The timing of the storm will make travel "very hard to impossible", including during the evening commute on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Some parts of the Poconos could get as much as eight inches of snowfall this week.

Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and the city's Office of Emergency Management has issued advisories urging New Yorkers to keep an eye for for potentially risky traveling conditions, or better yet- stay off the roads. The boundary between the area that will see rain and the area that will see snow-what meteorologists call the rain-snow line-more or less runs along Interstate 95.

More than 440,000 of those affected were in MA, while Virginia had 300,000 people without power and the Washington, D.C. area had over 154,000. FOX 29's Kathy Orr says the wildcard is rain mixing in with snow in Philadelphia and south and east of the city.

The varying times of turnover from rain to snow will lead to varying snowfall totals when all is said and done.

At least nine people have died as a result of the storm as of Monday morning, according to the Weather Channel.

Snow is expected to taper off across the area Wednesday night. The upper-level low will transfer its strength to the developing coastal storm, causing rapid intensification of a new Nor'easter as it tracks up the eastern seaboard.

Some flooding is possible along rivers and the coast, but forecasters said they do not expect the same risky conditions that flooded downtown Boston, damaged seawalls, and has led public officials to condemn some flooded homes.