Snow is falling across the Northeast! Expect blizzard conditions and major impacts across the region, including Boston and the Canadian Maritimes.
Synopsis: Snow has spread across much of New England and adjacent Canada. A wintry mix of precipitation will continue falling across coastal sections of Southern New England through tonight, with only a few slushy inches of accumulation expected.
The system will continue pushing eastward, moving offshore late tonight. By early Monday, the system will intensify over the ocean, creating strong winds on the backside of the system. Accumulating snow will be done, but look for high wind gusts exceeding 55 mph through higher elevations and coastal sections of Southern New England, the Tri-State region, and the Northern Appalachians.
Heavy snow will fall across eastern portions of New England and Maritime Canada on Monday, with high winds, blizzard-conditions, and near-zero visibilities! Look for coastal gusts to exceed 60 mph!
Snow Amounts: The heaviest snows will affect interior New England, especially the mountains and across much of Maine, as well as New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia. Accumulations of more than a foot will be common, with some spots seeing upwards of two feet! South-central Maine could be the hardest-hit region with prolonged blizzard conditions likely on Monday. Locations near and just north of Boston could see amounts over 12 inches as well! High winds will accompany this heavy snow, look for the highest gusts along coastal sections.
Impacts: Snow and wind will bring down large branches and trees, leading to power outages. The Monday morning commute will be severely hampered if not shut down, especially from Boston north into southern Maine. Airport delays and cancellations will be common with widespread school delays or closures.
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