Snowstorm Targets New York City to Boston
AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports after a snowstorm dropped as much as 14 inches of snow in New England this weekend, another round is on the way.
A system that started in the Midwest on Monday will track into the Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In general, most areas will receive 1 to 3 inches of snow. However, the storm will really ramp up in New England, making 3 to 6 inches likely for Hartford, Conn.; Providence, R.I.; Portland, Maine; and Boston.
Parts of eastern Maine and into Atlantic Canada will have more than 6 inches of snow and possibly as much as a foot.
Roads will be cold enough to allow the snow to stick, threatening significant travel delays. Air travel also faces the risk of delays due to slippery runways and ice accumulation.
Already Tuesday morning, delays due to snow and ice were occurring at La Guardia International Airport in New York, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The wintry weather also closed portions of I-80 in Pennsylvania in the early morning hours of Tuesday. On the Pennsylvania Turnpike, crews reported that treatment was underway for snow that had fallen throughout the state.
Through the middle of the week, cold air will continue in New England, but milder air will move into the Midwest, helping to melt the snow from the last few days.
By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com