Foot of snow now possible as Wednesday storm forecast intensifies

A man clears snow from the roof of a home in Concord
A man clears snow from the roof of a home in Concord
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20 March, 2018

What I mean by this is that they are expected to set up in strong bands of snow rather than wide spread flurries. A period of heavy snow is also possible with the onset of precipitation on Tuesday. Teal=Winter Storm Watch, Purple=Winter Weather Advisory.

The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services warned residents Monday afternoon that travel will be hazardous at times, particularly during the Tuesday night commute and urged those who don't have to be out to stay off the roads.

A second area of low pressure will continue to affect the mid-Atlantic region on Wednesday, with the potential of snow reaching as far south as northern North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Snowfall accumulations are, as typical, especially for this time of year, very tentative to project and likely to be quite variable around our region.

Until the overnight model runs, previous forecasts had kept the storm well offshore. So, no ruling out a big snowstorm. The weather service also said the eastern coast of MA may be vulnerable to flooding early Thursday morning.

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Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

On March 2, a nor'easter that morphed into a "bomb cyclone" slammed much of the Northeast with heavy snow and rain, hurricane-force wind gusts and significant coastal flooding.

The storm is forecast to hit on the first full day of spring, which officially begins at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Temps only bounce back into the lower 30s this afternoon and with a gusty breeze, wind chills run in the teens and low 20s. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. "Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches, are possible".

Tuesday night: A chance of snow before 3 a.m., then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain and sleet. Clouds will be on the increase ahead of the next storm on Tuesday.


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