Snow, ho, ho!
The Northeast ought to brace for a “extremely impactful” winter storm beginning Wednesday — a climate wallop that might ship sufficient powder to final lengthy sufficient for a white Christmas, in line with Accuweather.
As a robust storm slamming the West Coast travels east, it might be chargeable for anyplace from 6 to 10 inches of snow from Virginia to New York Metropolis and probably into southern New England.
“It’s going to be type of a fluffy type of snow,” senior Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines informed The Submit on Sunday.
“There’s definitely the likelihood that lots of this snow can stick round up till Christmas, which clearly makes it simpler for Santa,” he mentioned.
Relying on the storm’s monitor, there’s an opportunity that areas comparable to Washington, DC, southern New Jersey and Lengthy Island get a messy mixture of drenching rain, snow and ice.
However even outdoors of these areas, nobody ought to depend on an idyllic winter wonderland, Kines mentioned.
“The draw back is there may be the wind blowing,” mentioned Kines, who warned sturdy gusts of as much as 30 mph will ship the snow swirling, decreasing visibility and creating blizzard situations.
The storm is predicted to reach Wednesday and proceed in a single day, preserving folks indoors and off the roads.
“We’re anticipating the snow to reach within the afternoon, so the Wednesday night commute will likely be an issue,” Kines mentioned.
The climate knowledgeable mentioned the roads gained’t possible be cleared in time for the Thursday morning commute, both — which may imply there’s a “excessive probability” that faculties holding in-person courses shut.
The week’s climate drama will kick off Monday with a quick-hitting storm bringing with it frigid temps.
“What the [first] storm would possibly do is, it is going to herald some chillier air behind it, so it’s laying the inspiration for the remaining week,” Kines mentioned.
Kines mentioned the wintry combine this week signifies that folks should be strategic with regards to vacation purchasing plans.
“People who had plans to do purchasing this week — your greatest greatest is Tuesday and Friday,” he mentioned.