A massive winter storm is targeting the East Coast of the United States with up to two feet expected in some areas. The storm is expected to impact Washington, DC, New York, Boston and surrounding areas.
According to the National Weather Service: An area of low pressure over the Ohio Valley is responsible for producing periods of snow in parts of the Lower Great Lakes and northern Mid-Atlantic. This low pressure system will pass the baton off to a new coastal storm forming near the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight. As the storm strengthens overnight and into Monday morning, bands of heavy snow look to set up over an area stretching from eastern Pennsylvania and the NYC metro area to southern New England. The coastal low will then stall just off the New Jersey coast and drop copious amounts of snow in these areas through the day Monday and even into Tuesday. The latest forecast for this long duration winter storm calls for over a foot of snow across a large portion of eastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southern New York, and into southern New England with totals over in excess of 20 inches in some locations. Gusty winds will help to reduce visibilities and lead to both blowing and drifting snow. Treacherous travel conditions are expected throughout the Northeast as the storm continues to generate periods of snow that stick around into the day on Tuesday. Snow finally begins to taper off for most areas by Tuesday night with the lone exception being northern New England where snow may continue into Wednesday morning.