It’s not enough to have virus beating us up…
Now we have snow storm headed our way…..
A major nor’easter, named Winter Storm Gail by The Weather Channel, is likely to bring heavy snow, strong winds and some coastal flooding to parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Wednesday. Significant winter storm impacts are not only possible in the interior Northeast, but also along parts of the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to New York and Philadelphia.
The upper-level energy that will eventually spawn this East Coast storm is located in the West right now, where it will spread generally light snowfall through the Rockies on Monday.
Once that energy reaches the eastern states on Wednesday, it will help generate and intensify an area of low pressure near or off the East Coast. At the same time, strong high pressure in eastern Canada is expected to supply fresh, cold air into the Northeast.
Assuming all of those ingredients come together as shown below, we could be looking at one of the more impactful Northeast winter storms in the last couple of years….
An expansive area of the central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and Northeast should see at least some accumulating snowfall from this storm.
Storm totals of 6 inches or more could be widespread in parts of those regions, with some areas picking up more than a foot. These heavier totals are most likely from parts of southern New England to southeast New York, including New York City, southward to locations just west of Interstate 95 in the mid-Atlantic.
As mentioned earlier, the snowfall forecast is less certain along the immediate Interstate 95 corridor from Philadelphia to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., since precipitation could be in the form of rain or sleet at times in these areas.
At this time, don’t focus on the exact snowfall locations or totals, but rather take away from the graphic below that a higher-end snowfall may occur just inland from the coastal Northeast, including parts of the Northeast megalopolis…
image….The Weather Company