Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms

Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Augusta City Council meeting on Thursday still was expected to take place. If it tracks further east, snow amounts will increase by a substantial amount across the board. This second nor'easter in a week could bring up to 18 inches of snow to some regions, possibly affecting residents in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and more. Areas that may see heavy snowfall include Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, USA Today reported.

This time, the heaviest accumulations of a foot of snow or more are most likely from parts of northern New Jersey, the Poconos and the Catskills into western and northern New England, including western and northern CT, western and central Massachusetts, New York's Hudson Valley and parts of southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this storm will make travel hard or almost impossible at times late Wednesday morning and into the afternoon across much of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, basically from near Philadelphia, west and north to the NY state border and beyond.

Due to the storm, about 2,300 flights had been grounded Wednesday and another 200 Thursday.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ordered many state workers to head home early on Wednesday afternoon at staggered intervals to avoid traffic snarls on slippery roads. Unlike Friday's weather, this storm is capable of bringing snow across most of the region. That said, the battering Riley provided along the coastline might make some areas more vulnerable to any coastal flooding that does occur.

Coastal communities may get mostly rain.

Predictions for Boston and all of MA haven't been consistent.

Winter storm Quinn started brewing in the western mountains and northern Plains, and will fizzle there, over the eastern Great Lakes and in the central Appalachians through Tuesday and overnight.

Many schools said they'd determine whether there would be classes Thursday on Wednesday night.

As the storm grows stronger winds are expected to pick up and generate sustained speeds of between 20 and 30 miles per hour, potentially even producing gusts of up to 50 miles per hour on the coast Wednesday night.

Where.portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania.

The latest advisories from the National Weather Service, as of Tuesday morning.

NY and surrounding states were gearing up for a second winter storm within a week on Wednesday, with less wind but more snow predicted this time around as thousands remain without power from the last nor'easter.

The latest nor'easter to hit the East Coast is already causing some travel headaches.

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