A significant nor’easter will take shape across the Mid-Atlantic and New England from late Monday night through early Wednesday morning. It’s likely that travel will be disrupted from Washington D.C. to Boston, and rural areas may see a loss of electricity. This is the vicinity that may see severe impacts from this winter storm; including several inches of snow (more than a foot from just north of Washington D.C. up through much of Maine), frigid temperatures, and wind gusts exceeding 50 mph.
Northern Plains and Mid-West
The Northern Plains and Mid-West will also see snowfall tonight into Monday–parts of the Northern Plains are receiving snowfall at this hour. Travel impacts are likely in this region, and Chicago will likely see several inches of snowfall, which will end the ‘snow-drought’ the city has recently been plagued by.
It should also be noted, another round of precipitation will impact parts of the Southeast late Monday into Tuesday. It is possible, with surface temperatures just marginal enough for a wintry-mix, parts of northeastern Georgia (in the highest terrain) may see snow mix in with the rain overnight on Monday. Significant accumulations are not expected.
Tomorrow, we will release a detailed discussion outlining the technical details and potential accumulations for the nor’easter. Here is a preliminary nor’easter impact map, as well as impact map for the system impacting the Mid-West, for early this upcoming work week.