Saturday, February 11, 2006

Weekend Whiteout

By late afternoon and early evening, snow will expand into southern Pennsylvania and south Jersey, including Philadelphia. Snow will begin to coat and accumulate over New York City by late Saturday evening.

Heavy snow will hit much of the Mid-Atlantic from West Virginia through D.C., Philly, Trenton and New York City, and eastward to the Delmarva and Jersey Coasts. Snowfall in this zone could be in the 6-to-12-inch range with localized amounts over 1 foot.

By Sunday morning, the snow will be coming to an end south of New York City as the Mid-Atlantic quiets down. Gusty northerly winds over New Jersey will diminish by Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, as the storm churns northeastward, heavy snow will spread across most of southern New England early Sunday, reaching Portsmouth, N.H., by dawn. From New York City to Hartford to Boston to coastal New Hampshire and coastal Maine, 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible. Interior South Jersey, Long Island, Rhode Island, and southeast Massachusetts may be the big winners with snow accumulations of over a foot.

Strong northeasterly to northerly winds will buffet eastern New England during the day Sunday. By early Monday, the storm will move away through the Canadian Maritimes, ending the snow even in New England. The winds will quickly diminish as well.

Snuggle up, Buttercup.

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