At a Glance
Winter Storm Gail will strike the East Coast Wednesday into Thursday.
Heavy snow, gusty winds and coastal flooding are all threats.
Over a foot of snow is expected from parts of western Maryland to southern New England.
inter Storm Gail will spread across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic through tonight, where it will be a high-impact nor’easter packing heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding. Significant winter storm impacts are not only expected in the interior Northeast, but also near parts of the Interstate 95 corridor from New England to New York City and areas near or just west of Philadelphia.
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Gail is bringing generally light snowfall to parts of the Ohio Valley this morning. Some freezing rain has developed in western and north-central North Carolina.
Snow, sleet and rain will be on the increase across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast through the day and overnight as Gail’s coastal low-pressure system intensifies near the Eastern Seaboard. At the same time, strong high pressure in eastern Canada will supply fresh, cold air into the Northeast.
With these ingredients coming together, we are expecting one of the more impactful Northeast winter storms in the last couple of years.
Winter Storm Alerts
The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories from portions of New England to the southern Appalachians.
Among the cities in winter storm warnings are Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Roanoke, Virginia.