Heaviest Snow in Storm Train to Hit New York State to New England by Monday, Feb. 9



The last in a series of storms bringing snow to part of the Northeast this weekend will bring the heaviest snow and greatest disruptions to travel and daily activities during Monday, February 9, 2015, according to AccuWeather.com.

Up until Sunday night, the storms will bring light snow with a few exceptions from northern Minnesota, northern Michigan, New York state and New England.

The caboose in the train of storms will end up being the strongest and will bring the heaviest amount of snow by early next week, said Alex Sosnowski, Expert Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com.

The steadiest snow from Sunday night into Monday night will fall from New York state to New England. A general 6-12 inches of snow is forecast to fall in this swath, with locally higher amounts.

The swath from Boston, northward to Portland, Maine, westward to Concord, New Hampshire; Worcester, Massachusetts; Rutland, Vermont, and Albany, New York, will likely be within the zone that receives the greatest amount of snow from the early week storm and cumulative amount of snow forward from Saturday.

Significant snow will fall on the zone from Providence, Rhode Island, to Hartford, Connecticut, and Poughkeepsie, New York.

Crews and property owners already struggling with up to several feet of snow on the ground and on some roofs will need to prepare and make room for additional snow.

Up to a few inches of snow can reach as far south as northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley of New York and southern Connecticut.

Enough snow, sleet and freezing rain can fall to make roads slippery around New York City, especially where the precipitation occurs during the early morning and evening hours.

People heading home from their weekend trips may encounter delays, including those partaking in the excellent skiing conditions the onslaught of storms has produced.

Airline and ground travel delays due to snow or some sort of wintry mix are likely from Boston, southward to New York City, and westward to Buffalo, Cleveland, Toronto and Detroit on Monday.

The worst travel conditions will be along the New York Thruway and Southern Tier Expressway, the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 84, I-88, I-91, I-93, I-95 from north of New York City to Maine and I-81 in northern Pennsylvania and New York State.

Minor travel delays are likely farther to the south on the fringe of the early week storm from Chicago to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. A few locations in this swath can pick up a coating to an inch of snow and slush.

The bulk of the snow will exit the Northeast Monday night, but some snow will linger in part of eastern New England and the Appalachians into Tuesday.

Chilly air will expand in the wake of the storm early next week, before a major blast of arctic air sweeps from the Midwest to the East late in the week.


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