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Looming Nor'easter to Drop the Other Shoe on East Coast

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Wednesday morning 12-hour forecast map (NOAA)

By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:37 AM

A looming nor'easter was expected to slam the East Coast on Wednesday just days after a similar storm brought heavy rain, snow, and near-hurricane force gusts to the area the past weekend. More than 100,000 customers still didn’t have power after the first nor'easter.

CNN reported that more than 50 million people from Boston to Philadelphia were expected to be hit by the new storm, with airlines already cancelling more than 2,000 flights on Wednesday.

Gusts up to 30 to 50 miles per hour expected with the new storm, CNN said.

The National Weather Service in Boston said in a series of Twitter posts that strong winds were expected to peak Wednesday afternoon and evening.

CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said snow was expected Wednesday morning, with peak precipitation midday into the evening and on Thursday, when gusty winds and snow will mostly impact New England, including the northern Appalachians.

Hennen said Interstate 95 was expected to serve as an important dividing line, with areas to its east mainly getting rain and points west due to get as much as two feet of snow. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a state of emergency for several counties in preparation for the storm.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey reported that substantial snow accumulations were expected most of eastern Pennsylvania, northern and central New Jersey and the Philadelphia metro area.

The weather service said travel was expected to be "very difficult and hazardous with road closures possible in the hilly areas" in those locations. Forecasters predicted that heavy wet snow clinging to trees and power lines will cause more power outages and downed trees.

Delaware and northeastern Maryland were included in wind warnings, where gusts were predicted to reach as high as 45 miles per hour along the coast, NWS in Mount Holly said.

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A looming nor'easter was expected to slam the East Coast on Wednesday just days after a similar storm brought heavy rain, snow, and near-hurricane force gusts to the area the past weekend. More than 100,000 customers still didn’t have power after the first nor'easter.
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