Storm to hit Northeast; blizzard watch for New York, Boston

Snapshot of the Snowstorm From Around the Tri-State

Drivers should also be alert for black ice during morning commutes as low temperatures are expected overnight most of the week, making refreeze or snow and wet roads possible, according to the release. "Please do not put garbage out until Thursday evening or Friday morning", the message says.

The National Weather service said snowfall rates for New York City, Boston and areas of New Jersey and CT could see snow buildup two to four inches per hour throughout Tuesday morning into the afternoon. Those areas are forecast to receive greater than 7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow showers will linger into Wednesday morning, but the accumulating snow will end in most places Tuesday night. Winds are expected to be blowing 20 miles per hour or more, with some forecasts predicting gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from New York City up to Boston on Sunday ahead of a nor'easter storm. During this time, snow will fall at the rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour.

The storm's arrival coincides with the anniversary of the Blizzard of '93, which dropped 25.3 inches of snow on Pittsburgh.

Although the Highest amounts of snow will be expected along the lake shore region of the county, Jamestown is also expected to get its fair share of snow.

Philadelphia could see 6 to 12 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service reports driving conditions will be hard, with snow-covered roads and reduced visibility, and recommends using caution while driving. The rest of the week is expected to remain cold, with highs in the upper-30s.

While the overall intensity should diminish on Tuesday night and into Wednesday, periods of snow will likely produce additional accumulations. Coastal flooding is possible, especially in low-lying areas.

The strongest winds will be Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.



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