Winter Storm Saturn already hit the Midwest and the nation’s capital, dumping massive amounts of snow, cancelling school and causing thousands of flight cancellations and delays. The winter storm has now arrived on the East Coast and as snow falls in New York, experts are predicting plenty of snow but not a lot of accumulation.
According to The Weather Channel, snow will fall from Pennsylvania all the way north to New England. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and possibly Delaware could all see snow throughout Friday. While snowfall is the most visible sign of Winter Storm Saturn, high winds have been another feature of the storm and it has wreaked havoc in Massachusetts. Expect continued high winds along the coast of Massachusetts, including Nantucket, as well as parts of Long Island. The high winds could lead to potential power outages in these areas.
Winter storm warnings are in effect for northern New York counties including eastern Duchess County according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected until noon on Friday with high winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Columbia County, in particular Chatham, is expected to get 7 to 13 inches of snow. Other areas, including Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Woodstock, Schenectady and Cobleskill could get between 6 to 9 inches of snow and a winter weather advisory is in effect until noon.
A winter storm warning is in effect for northern Connecticut, with heavy snowfalls, 4 to 8 inches, expected. Most of Massachusetts, including Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Quincy, Framingham and Foxboro, is expected to get between 6 to 10 inches of snow with high winds and gusts up to 45 mph. Snow is expected to fall until mid-afternoon on Friday. Rhode Island and New Hampshire are expected to get hit with plenty of snow.
Pennsylvania is only expected to get a light coating of snow and will mostly see rain on Friday. In Philadelphia, it’ll be windy but the temperature will climb into the 40s, notes The Weather Channel.
IBTimes will continue to provide Winter Storm Saturn updates including flight delays and cancellations.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.