Sunday, June 26

Major Winter Storm Moves East and Threatens to Hit New York Area | US climate

More than 100 million people in the Midwest and Northeast are under winter weather alerts as a major winter storm moves eastward and threatens to hit the New York area on Monday.

After days of freezing temperatures, but bright sunshine and mildly turbulent weather, the Northeast prepared for a massive storm that could dump more than a foot of snow in many areas, create blizzard-like conditions, and cause weather problems. trip in the next few days. days.

Three to five inches of snow hit central Ohio early Sunday, making some roads slippery.

A few more inches were forecast for Sunday, but snow was expected to hit Pennsylvania by afternoon.

The snow was falling slightly in Washington DC on Sunday morning and will get heavier, reaching the Philadelphia area as well.

A large northeastern storm with heavy snowfalls falling from an inch to 3 in an hour was forecast for Monday in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the National Weather Service said.

Snow was expected to begin falling in Massachusetts Monday morning, kicking up a foot of snow to impact the overnight commute. The storm will hit northern New England later that night, forecasters said.

Winds strong enough to knock down tree limbs with gusts ranging from 35 to 50 mph were forecast for the storm.

The National Weather Service has issued storm watches over a large swath of the US as snow was expected from Minnesota to Maine.

The sleet will mix at times and temperatures can rise slightly above the freezing mark in New York City as the storm progresses, before setting off slowly on Tuesday, leaving stormy and cold conditions with rain and flurries of snow. persistent.

Heavy snow was falling on the Great Lakes and the Midwest on Sunday.

During the night in Chicago, there were reports of an inch of snow per hour and only a quarter of a mile of visibility.

By Sunday night, the snow will spread across the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, reaching Washington and Philadelphia.

Elsewhere, a series of systems will move across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California over the next several days bringing heavy rains.

There is a risk of flash flooding in southwestern Oregon and northern California with up to 5 inches of rain.

Snowfall along the Cascade Range through Monday night has triggered avalanche warnings.

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