A powerful Nor'easter is anticipated to hit New York City, potentially bringing the heaviest snowfall the city has seen in over two years. Beginning Monday night, the storm is expected to blanket parts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with heavy snow, with some areas forecasted to receive up to two inches per hour. Although it won't linger for long, the snowfall will be rapid, potentially accumulating a foot or more in some locations.
Even Central Park, which hasn't seen six inches of snow since January 29, 2022, could be transformed into a winter wonderland by Tuesday afternoon, with opportunities for sledding and snowman building. In New York City, the snow is likely to begin as rain before transitioning to snow during Tuesday's morning commute, but there's still some uncertainty regarding the timing of this transition and its impact on snow totals.
While earlier forecasts suggested significant snowfall for cities like Boston, the latest updates indicate that the heaviest snow is more likely to hit the coast of southern New England, with Boston and other areas potentially receiving less than initially anticipated. Ahead of the storm, schools are already announcing closures, with Boston and New York City opting for remote learning on Tuesday. Snow is expected from the Mid-Atlantic region through to New England, with Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley predicted to receive at least six inches of snow according to early forecasts.