One difference with this upcoming storm compared to more recent events is that the blocking in the Atlantic will be weaker, which means this system will not linger along the East Coast. Winter Storm Quinn is expected to deliver heavy snowfall from Philadelphia to Boston Wednesday. He added that about 17,000 residents are still without power from last week's storm.
Central Maine Power reported that almost 13,000 customers were still without power just before midnight Thursday.
State highway officials are warning of treacherous driving conditions in through the afternoon and evening hours, with snow falling at a rate of 2-to-3 inches an hour in some areas and causing whiteout conditions.
Vehicles travel northbound over a snow-covered Interstate 287 during a snowstorm in Morristown, New Jersey.
New Jersey Transit had resumed bus service and most of its train service was running on a regular schedule Thursday.
"If people are going to lose power, then they need some place to go". "The information we had didn't point to a clear and consistent reason to shut down school", said the mayor.
A few lingering bands of snow and snow flurries are expected to move out of the region by Friday afternoon, CNN meteorologists said.
"It looks cool as long as they don't fall down on you and you don't lose power", he said. Service on all three Metro-North lines that depart from Grand Central Terminal were suspended Wednesday and suspensions on other lines lingered into Thursday.
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How will it affect major cities?About 47,000 of those customers are in the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County.
A U.S. forecast model shows a storm could develop by early next week, potentially bringing more snow and strong winds to the East Coast.
Over 100,000 customers continue to live without power days after the nor'easter storm hammered the tri-state area.
About 230,000 MA residents were left without electricity on Thursday night, followed by New Jersey with 140,000 outages and CT with more than 80,000 homes where the lights were out, NBC News said.
Snow accumulations will be in the 6"-12" range in the core of the area, with locally higher amounts north and west of the city. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker shut down all non-essential state offices.
The second winter storm in a week continued to dump wet, heavy snow on New England on Thursday, forcing schools to close, leaving more than 1 million customers without power and snarling the morning commute across the region.
Up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow was expected in some inland parts of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and MA and 18 inches was possible in Maine.
A pickup truck driver who was struck by a snowplow Thursday morning in Lebanon, New Hampshire, also died. The low-speed derailment was under investigation to determine if it was weather related.
In New Rochelle, New York, resident Nicole Davis said she hasn't had power since last Friday.