Snow will hit the northeast with up to 10 inches possible at higher elevations
Snow accumulation will break out in the northeast on Sunday and continue through Monday as a fast moving system moves through the region and an area of low pressure tries to form off the east coast.
Much of the Interstate 95 corridor has yet to receive measurable snowfall this season. While the majority of this snow will remain confined to the interior of the northeast, the FOX Forecast Center can’t rule out snow trying to sneak into a few of the larger cities.
Winter weather advisories have been issued through Monday morning for parts of central and northern New York State, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern New Jersey, northwestern Connecticut and western Massachusetts. This is where snow has the greatest potential to stick to roads and create slippery travel conditions.
“New York hasn’t seen snow since March 27,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Amy Freeze. “We would like that to happen, but guess what? Broadcasting wishes does not work.
You can see from the FOX Weather FutureTrack below that Sunday’s rain/snow line will most likely settle north of the Big Apple, although it could snow as close as northwest New Jersey, west of Connecticut and the lower and middle Hudson Valley of New York.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow are expected Monday across much of the northeastern interior, including New York state, northern Pennsylvania, far northern New Jersey and a wide swath of New England.
The higher elevations of the Catskills of New York and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts will likely pick up 3 to 6 inches of snow, but localized totals of up to 10 inches are not ruled out in the highest mountains.
Closer to I-95, but north of New York, precipitation may initially start as rain before turning to snow Sunday night. An inch or two of slush is possible in cities like Bridgeport, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island, which would be their first measurable snowfall of the season.
“This all comes out early Monday,” Freeze said. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few showers mixing in at the back. And also, just because it’s a wet and sloppy rain event doesn’t mean you don’t have to watch out for slippery conditions early Monday morning because we’ll be below freezing in those parts .
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