Next week, the Northeast US will be hit by snow instead of mild spring showers. Residents are advised to wear appropriate clothing and brace for the cold weather.
Forecasters say that another massive storm is heading toward New York state and New England. On Monday and Tuesday, snow and powerful winds are expected to hit New York City and Boston.
A blizzard watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for New York City, Long Island, southern Connecticut, southern Rhode Island and parts of eastern Massachusetts, including Boston.
The New York metro area could be blanketed with 12 to 18 inches of snow, according to an agency warning.
Beyond New York City, the blizzard watch extends to Long Island, Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield, Southern New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.
Forecasters warn that eastern Long Island and southeastern Connecticut should expect damaging powerful wind up to 60 mph. Dangerous travel as well as power outages throughout the Northeast are expected as a result of these strong winds, according to forecasters
Allison Chinchar, CNN meteorologist, said: “We have two low-pressure systems essentially coming together to create a potentially significant Nor’easter. The first low begins in the Midwest and progresses east to the Mid-Atlantic region. The second low begins off the coast of Florida and moves north along the east coast and meets up with the first low around Washington, D.C.”
By Wednesday, up to 16 inches of snow is expected to be brought by the stormy weather falling on Boston.
In a tweet by the National Weather Service, the agency stated that despite the advance of colder temperatures across the Eastern US, last month was one of the warmest on record