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Nor’easter blasts New York, Boston with tropical-storm-force wind gusts as snow buries northern New England

Spring? Or? Certainly not in the Northeast and New England.

That’s because winter still has a few tricks up its sleeve as millions across the region prepare for a nor’easter that hits cities like Boston and New York with wind gusts up to 60 mph and heavy rain, while areas further north brace for the possibility of feet of snow.

More than 116,000 customers lost power in Maine Thursday morning while 48,000 New Yorkers were left in the dark, according to PowerOutage.US.

This comes after the Midwest and Great Lakes region saw its share of winter conditions, with parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula under a blizzard warning, while other areas of the state, as well as some parts of Wisconsin, remain under winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories. .

A coastal storm along the Mid-Atlantic coast is expected to move up the East Coast, bringing various types of precipitation to the region.

The FOX Forecast Center said long-lasting heavy snow, torrential rain and dangerous wind gusts are all expected to blow across the Northeast and New England at least through the end of the week. work, and that the impacts could be significant.

Cities like Boston and New York could see wind gusts of up to 60 mph and heavy rain, while areas further north brace for the possibility of a few feet of snow. Robert Miller

The highest snow totals will be in inland portions of the Northeast and New England, with places like eastern New Hampshire and northern Maine potentially collecting up to 3 feet of snow.

Higher elevations in the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as New York’s Adirondacks, will also see significant snowfall of up to 2 feet, which is good news for ski resorts trying to take advantage of the end of winter. seasonal snowstorm.

Lower elevations of upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts could see more than half a foot of snow from this system.

A large fallen tree is seen in front of a car due to high winds during a rainstorm that took place across the tri-state area, as seen on Van Cortlandt Park South in the Bronx on 3 April 2024. Christophe Sadowski

Lower snow totals are expected in southern Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.

Due to expected snowfall, the National Weather Service has issued winter weather alerts across the Northeast and New England.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of upstate New York, including Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh.

A map shows a planned power outage in the Northeast.
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Winter storm warnings are also in effect for most of Vermont and Maine, throughout New Hampshire and parts of northern Massachusetts.

Winter weather advisories are in effect for central New York, northeastern Maine, and northwest Connecticut.

Flooding concerns due to heavy rain and melting snow

Heavy rain and strong wind gusts will likely have as much impact as the heavy snowfall expected further north.

The FOX Forecast Center said intense rain is expected along the Interstate 95 corridor from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, with rainfall totals of up to 3 inches expected in some areas of here on Friday.

This chart shows maximum wind gusts in the Northeast and New England.
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The region’s soil is already incredibly saturated, so even light rain could lead to flooding. As a result, more than 40 million people from Kentucky to New York were placed under flood watches.

Significant river flooding was reported in Pennsylvania, where several riverfront properties were underwater in Pittsburgh.

According to a river gauge along the Ohio River, the water level was at 26 feet near Point State Park. The river is expected to crest at around 27 feet on Thursday, which will keep the event moderate and outside of PNC Park.

Cars drive on a flooded roadway during a tri-state rainstorm, as seen on a highway in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York on April 3, 2024. Christophe Sadowski

Major cities along the I-95 corridor will be hit with tropical storm force wind gusts, including Boston and New York.

Damaging wind gusts are likely as the nor’easter roars along the coast.

Cities like Scranton, Pennsylvania, New York and Boston could all experience wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are possible in places like Nantucket, Massachusetts, Burlington, Vermont, and Buffalo, New York.

This graphic shows flood warnings in the Northeast and New England.
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High winds could topple trees and down power lines, so widespread power outages are possible during the storm.

Due to the threat of damaging wind gusts in the area, the National Weather Service has issued several wind advisories and high wind warnings.

Strong wind warnings extend along the Interstate 95 corridor, closer to the coast, and include New York, New Haven in Connecticut, and Boston and Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Parts of coastal New Jersey, as well as southern and northern Vermont, are also included.

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