Light rain and light snow will develop late this afternoon and especially this evening, then transition to all snow tonight and continue Wednesday.
The heaviest snow is expected to fall during the day and into the evening rush-hour. "A good swath of 6 to 12 inches of snow may fall across portions of the Northeast, and may include the Boston and NY areas". Total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
With snow starting early in the northern and western parts of the area, residents there could see as much as 8-15 inches of snow. "These snowfall rates will make travel very hard, impacting the evening commute".
The warning area for Tuesday night extends to cover New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and ME, according to the National Weather Service. This includes Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Albany, Portland and much of the Boston metro area.
Cancellations and parking bans piled up Wednesday in anticipation of a late-winter storm that was expected to dump more than a foot of snow on most of ME by Thursday.
Thundersnow is sometimes also seen downstream of the Great Salt Lake and the Great Lakes during lake-effect snowstorms, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory. This includes Elkins, West Virginia, and Cumberland, Maryland.More news: Man City end 36-game unbeaten home run with shock Basel defeat
As the storm grows stronger winds are expected to pick up and generate sustained speeds of between 20 and 30 miles per hour, potentially even producing gusts of up to 50 miles per hour on the coast Wednesday night. Still, spring can not arrive soon enough.
There is a possibility of minor coastal flooding of the most vulnerable areas along the back bays and inlets of southern Nassau and southwestern Suffolk during morning high tides Tuesday, the service said.
Meteorologists pinpoint Wednesday as a time when "travel will be very hard to impossible, including during both commutes". More than 100,000 customers still didn't have power after the first nor'easter.
"Heavy Snow + lightning and thunder".
Hundreds of thousands still don't have power from last week's storm.
The combination of heavy snow and strong winds will lead to additional tree damage and power outages.
Between 8 and 12 inches (20 and 30 cm) of wet, heavy snow, some of it accompanied by thunder and lightning, were forecast for New York City and surrounding New Jersey and CT suburbs through Thursday morning.