Northeast preps for 3rd winter storm in the past 10 days


Snow is expected to be heaviest in New Hampshire and Maine, particularly in Portland and Bangor, Maine, said Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center, which is part of the National Weather Service. Strong winds are also expected. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Though it is not even still "winter" yet on the meteorological calendar and we even sprang the clocks ahead an hour today, the first winter storm warning of the 2017-18 calendar winter season has been issued for the Roanoke and New River valleys. Travel could be hard due to periodic low visibility.

New England is bracing for yet another winter storm - the third since the beginning of March - that could bring up to 18 inches of snow in parts of ME and as many as eight inches in the Boston area, a forecaster said Sunday. Eastern portions of the viewing area will see 1 to 3 inches of snow, while portions of southern and far northern Kentucky will see 2 to 5 inches of snow.

"The next chance of substantial precipitation would be the following Tuesday or Wednesday - it could be snow or rain".

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Residents should expect less than a half inch of snow accumulation, according to NWS.

The snow is expected to be a heavier, wetter snow. The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday morning.

Another system on Tuesday night will bring minor snow accumulations to Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Snow activity will taper off through the morning from west to east with drier weather expected through the second half of your Monday.