“Major Winter Storm” On Track To Impact Mid-Atlantic and Northeast This Week
Mon, 12/14/2020 – 11:25
For cities like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, a “major winter storm” on Wednesday into Thursday has the potential to cause widespread power outages and disrupt travel along the Interstate 95 corridor, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The season’s first significant snowstorm could develop into a “nor’easter” along the Eastern Seaboard comes as economic losses are mounting from the closing of restaurants and other service-related businesses as the country struggles with surging coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
“Heavy snow is expected west and north of the 1-95 corridor, and near the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston metropolitan areas. Meanwhile, there is a growing concern for freezing rain and ice accumulations across parts of northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia,” NWS said.
Still on track for a significant winter storm to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wed-Thu. Greatest uncertainty is with the rain/snow line along and east of I-95, and how far northwest the heaviest snow progresses. We’ll iron out these details over the next couple days. pic.twitter.com/1IwHmH7Nu8
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) December 13, 2020
“We will be able to share more specific snow total information tomorrow as we monitor the expected midweek storm system. For now, here is the probability of 6″ or more of snow for the system, per the NWS’s National Blend of Models. Best chances of heavy snow remain to our east,” NWS tweeted.
We will be able to share more specific snow total information tomorrow as we monitor the expected midweek storm system. For now, here is the probability of 6″ or more of snow for the system, per the NWS’s National Blend of Models. Best chances of heavy snow remain to our east. pic.twitter.com/4GgaryouHe
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) December 14, 2020
We first outlined the potential for the winter storm last Friday as it “could be very impactful on restaurants that are struggling to survive with outdoor dining.”