By midweek, the likelihood of a winter storm on the East Coast is increasing. Colder air could bring heavy snowfall north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor.
Wednesday through Thursday will be the peak of the storm, but there are still many uncertainties in forecasters’ forecasts. Strong northerly winds are more likely to bring heavy snowfall, winds and even coastal flooding to parts of mid-Atlantic America starting Wednesday. Significant winter storm impacts are possible for the area from Boston to New York City, as well as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The upper-level air current that will eventually bring this storm to the East Coast is now spreading across the western parts of the US, with snowfall heading towards the Rocky Mountains. Once the current reaches the eastern states on Wednesday, it will intensify the low pressure area and the strong pressure in eastern Canada will give another influx of cold air to the northeast. This could form one of the strongest winter storms in the northeast in a couple of years.