A storm that was like a freight train – powerful and large – would bring half a foot of snow to many parts of the East Coast and New England on Sunday, followed by another storm leaving two or more feet of snow.
Some of the coldest climates of the season – temperatures in the single digits or below zero – will follow hard on the heels of the storm. And if that’s not enough to remind us of winter, forecasters said this week could be a more precarious weather for the stormy weather to come.
Winter storm warnings were posted on Sunday for parts of the National Weather Service in Connecticut, northeastern New Jersey, New York City and Long Island. Said on twitter. The forecast said the storm is expected to travel from sundown to sundown on Sunday and treacherous on Super Bowl Sunday.
“It may be fast-moving, but don’t take it lightly,” warned Steven DiMartino, a meteorologist and owner of NY NJ PA Weather Freehold NJ, “I won’t be on the road tomorrow morning or afternoon. Stay off the streets and let those people do their work. Stay home and have a nice cup of coffee. “
Ben Gelber, a meteorologist at Ohio television station NBC4, said the next wintry explosion would dive into the southern plains on Saturday and would help ease pressure on the North Carolina coast.
“It will bring snow all the way to the mountains of northern Georgia early Sunday, where a winter storm warning for several inches of snow is in effect, and a winter mix could reach Atlanta on Sunday morning,” he said. .
The effects of the storm will be visible in the Western Virginia and Washington metro areas and Philadelphia, New York City, Connecticut, Boston and Cape Cod, Mass., Before moving to Nova Scotia.
“It’s like a freight train,” he said. “It comes in and explodes with snow before we leave.”
Although most areas can expect an accumulation of four to eight inches, some individual spots in the Philadelphia – New York – Boston corridor may see as much as 10 inches, although Mr. DiMartino said it is difficult to pinpoint.
He said that a storm can cause one or more inches of heavy rain in a year.
The heaviest accumulation will most likely occur along the Interstate 95 corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston, Mr. Gelber said.
By late Sunday or Sunday evening, snow should be over, Matthew Wunsch said, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton, NY
He said, “So the whole event essentially takes place during 12 hours while the system is that we had this kind of area for several days.”
A storm this week plunged New York City into 17.2 inches of snow. The National Weather Service said it was the largest snowfall since the 2016 record-setting blizzard. Other areas, including parts of New Jersey, received 30 inches or more of snow.
Mr. DiMartino said that the clashing system could mean an uncertain spell of weather. He said snowfall could come again on Tuesday and Thursday as an Arctic air mass from the north pushes southward and La Nina’s influence increases northward.
On the East Coast, temperatures will fall in the single digits after the storm, causing considerable lamination.
“It’s going to be a mess on Monday morning,” Mr. DiMartino said.
Mr. Gelber said northern plains and the upper Midwest can see temperatures below 10 to 20 degrees below Dakota to Wisconsin and northern Iowa. “Subzero morning readings will be felt by midweek in Chicago,” he said.
For fans of Punxsutawney Phil, the human race that he uses formally as a prophet to come this season still, it’s no surprise at all: On Tuesday, he predicted six more weeks of winter Of.
Alison Waller contributed reporting.