But if the rain/snow line moves farther east, Boston’s snow accumulation would rise.
“Minor to moderate flooding; inundation of low-lying areas, especially where coast was compromised with last storm; overwash, beach erosion also expected”, the weather service’s Boston office tweeted early Thursday.
Over 3,000 flights were canceled on Wednesday and more than 350,000 customers, including at least 154,000 in NY alone, were left without power as the brutal storm unleashed heavy snow, rain and gusty winds across on the area.
About 38 million people from New Jersey to ME were under winter storm warnings and watches, just days after last weekend’s deadly “bomb cyclone”.
Rare thundersnow was also reported in the tri-state area with at least one woman being transported to a New Jersey hospital after being struck by lightning.
The snow is expected to continue moving northeastwards on Thursday, across ME, into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada, before easing on Friday.
“All in all, it hasn’t been a awful winter, and it seems that March is always our worst month for major storms”, Chris Martin said as he prepared to leave his Toms River, New Jersey, home and head to work at an information technology firm in Philadelphia.
Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor’easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and it is continuing to bring heavy snow to parts of northern New England. There could be isolated snow totals of over 18 inches where the heaviest bands set up, but heavily populated areas near the coast won’t see that much. New York City’s Metro-North commuter railroad, which had suspended service on lines connecting the city to its northern suburbs and CT because of downed trees, restored partial service Thursday.
Philadelphia got 6.1 inches, and Richboro, Pennsylvania, got 16, the weather service said. Bus services were also suspended by New Jersey Transit on Wednesday, and Amtrak rail services were reduced or suspended. We saw low temperatures this morning in the upper 20s to low 30s with scattered clouds and a couple isolated flurry reports. “We’re just looking at a chance”. The low-speed derailment was under investigation to determine if it was weather related.
“This is a tough forecast as there is a sharp gradient of snowfall accumulation to the north and west where over a foot is expected”, Dean said. With upper level energy exiting off the coast working through the day Friday, expect the snow shower chance to end and sunshine should mix with clouds.
Gusty winds will persist for most of the Northeast, making it feel colder than it is.
“New England will still be feeling the effects of the wind and residual snowfall (though light) through Friday”, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
Things get a little more interesting again Sunday night into Monday.
It is still far enough away that models have time to come in agreement. This probably wouldn’t be anything substantial however. Snow, rain, wind could all be in the table. This will certainly be something to keep an eye on the next several days. A wedge of dry air pushed into the region as the storm arrived, robbing it of some of its punch. She said many trees that crashed into cars and homes and blocked streets during the last storm had yet to be removed.