Third storm in a week eyes Northeast with more heavy rain, snow

The waterlogged region is expected to receive more rain before the precipitation changes over to snow as cold air moves in. Northern New England could see significant snowfall, with northern Maine potentially experiencing their biggest snowstorm this season.

NEW YORK - The Northeast is seeing impacts from yet another storm system, with heavy rain, strong winds and snow, which are expected to continue into the start of the workweek.

Precipitation began filtering into the region during the start of the weekend but became heavy on Saturday evening and into the overnight hours.


A three-hour radar loop showing where showers and thunderstorms are ongoing. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are indicated in yellow. Tornado Warnings are indicated in red, while Tornado Warnings with a confirmed tornado are indicated in purple. Flash Flood Warnings are indicated in green, while Flash Flood Emergencies are indicated in pink.
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Unlike the first two storms, there will be enough cold air in place across northern New England. Snow should break out at the onset of the event and continue through the day on Sunday, the FOX Forecast Center said.

As much as 6-plus inches of snow is becoming increasingly likely across the higher elevations of northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and northern Maine


This graphic shows forecast snow totals in the Northeast and New England.
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Communities south and east of the Great Lakes have been placed under Winter Storm Watches and Warnings due to the threat of heavy snowfall and gusty winds.

Accumulations in the warning areas could reach 6-16 inches of heavy, wet snow, depending on location and elevation. Northern Maine could see their largest snowfall of the season, according to the FOX Forecast Center.

"The higher elevations, note places like the Appalachian Mountains and also into northern New England, that's where we are going to see the majority of that rain transition over to some snow," Smith said. "New York, D.C., though, all just rain, and it's also going to be pretty windy at times."

Winter weather alerts have been issued in the Northeast through Monday.
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To the south, the FOX Forecast Center said there will be yet another dose of rain in a week that has had lots of it. By the time it's over, some places in the Northeast may see over 8 inches of rain between the three events. 


This graphic shows additional rain totals in the Northeast and New England this weekend.
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At the coast, south-southeasterly strong winds will whip up waves along the New England coast and could lead to significant coastal flooding with high tide Saturday night and Sunday morning. 

Sunday is a New Moon, so astronomical tides will already be high. The FOX Forecast Center said it won't take too much of an onshore push of winds to cause issues. 

A look at the coastal flood alerts in the Northeast through Sunday.
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Coastal flood alerts are in effect from Down East Maine to the Delmarva, covering most of the Northeast coastline.

A look at the coastal flood alerts in the Northeast through Sunday.
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As the storm moves away from Sunday night into Monday, strong northerly winds will drag cold air south from Canada in its wake. Winds could gust over 40 mph, leading to downed trees and scattered power outages. 

The rain-snow line will then drop south, with cities such as Hartford, Providence and Boston potentially seeing the flakes fly before the storm ends. 

However, the storm will not stop there, widespread lake-effect and lake-enhanced snow will break out Monday, the FOX Forecast Center said. Cold air will continue spilling in behind the low, leading to additional snow.