Winter Storm Saturn already hit the Midwest and the nation’s capital, dumping massive amounts of snow, cancelling school and causing thousands of flight cancellations and delays. The winter storm has now arrived on the East Coast and as snow falls in New York, experts are predicting plenty of snow but not a lot of accumulation.
According to The Weather Channel, snow will fall from Pennsylvania all the way north to New England. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and possibly Delaware could all see snow throughout Friday. While snow fall is the most visible sign of Winter Storm Saturn, high winds have been another feature of the storm and it has wreaked havoc in Massachusetts. Expect continued high winds along the coast of Massachusetts, including Nantucket, as well as parts of Long Island. The high winds could lead to potential power outages in these areas.
Winter storm warnings are in effect for Northern New York counties including Eastern Duchess County. Snow is expected until noon on Friday with high winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Columbia County, in particular Chatham, is expected to get seven to 13 inches of snow. Other areas, including Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Woodstock, Schenectady and Cobleskill could get between six to nine inches of snow and a winter weather advisory is in effect until noon.
A winter storm warning is in effect for Northern Connecticut with heavy snow falls, four to eight inches, expected. Most of Massachusetts, including Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Quincy, Framingham and Foxboro are expected to get between six to 10 inches of snow with high winds, gusts up to 45 mph. Snow is expected to fall until mid-afternoon on Friday. Rhode Island and New Hampshire are expected to get hit with plenty of snow.
Pennsylvania is only expected to get a light coating of snow and will mostly see rain on Friday. In Philadelphia, it’ll be windy but the temperature will climb into the 40’s notes The Weather Channel.
IBTimes will continue to provide Winter Storm Saturn updates including flight delays and cancellations.
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