The potential is getting more real every day. Areas from Iowa to Maine need to be getting ready for an upcoming major snowstorm with some totals reaching over 18″+.
The storm begins Saturday as an icy mix with snow from Minneapolis to Des Moines. With temperatures below freezing, roads will be slick and drivers should be especially careful.
The snow will begin in Chicago Saturday afternoon and become heavier Saturday night and overnight.
In addition to the heavy snow this evening, gusty southeast to east winds will also produce high waves that could result in minor lakeshore flooding this weekend, mainly along the Illinois lakeshore. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/rKxtyTPfNm— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 30, 2021
The Windy City should see 6 to 10 inches of snow in what’ll become its second snowstorm within one week.
Chicago officials are warning of rough wind gusts and are urging residents to drive carefully.
On Sunday morning, snow showers will begin in Washington, D.C. D.C. could see 4 to 6 inches of snow in what’ll become the city’s biggest snowstorm in two years.
By Sunday evening, the snow will move into Philadelphia. On Monday morning, snowfall will begin in New York City as D.C.’s weather turns to sleet and freezing rain.
By the evening commute, snow will fall heavily along Interstate-95 from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.
Snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches per hour on Monday and Monday night, the National Weather Service in New York said.
Near blizzard conditions are possible for the coast, the National Weather Service added.
The snow will continue for the Northeast into Tuesday morning, ending Tuesday night. Snow totals are expected to reach 5 to 11 inches in Philadelphia and 6 to 10 inches in New York and Boston. [ABC]
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