Forecasters - and municipal officials - are anxious that the trees weakened by Friday's storm will be knocked down either by winds or the weight of snow, which is expected to be heavy and wet, especially along the coast.
The storm is expected to penetrate our area on Wednesday morning through Thursday morning with the heaviest pounding likely taking place around bedtime Wednesday night.
Further south, totals will be lower as we start with a period of rain in southern and coastal portions of New Jersey Tuesday night, and maybe Wednesday morning. This includes rain and the water equivalent of snow and ice.
Officials have posted advisories urging people not to travel on many South Dakota roads which are snow-packed and icy.
The storm is expected to arrive less than a week after a nor'easter brought rain and strong winds that knocked out power to 150,000 National Grid customers in Rhode Island.
"And with the temperatures in the upper 20s, this will be wet and heavy stuff", Ayd said, referring to the moisture content of the snow the area will receive. It could be as far west as the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border, or as far east as western Long Island. That means this will be a heavy, wet snow. The early morning commute will likely have falling snow, gusty winds and temps near 31.
Correia said the current forecast is for 8 to 12 inches of snow west of Boston and into Rhode Island and CT.
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"Also, indications are growing for [a] coastal storm with snow possible Wednesday", the weather service said.
After the storm moves out early Thursday, a stretch of sunshine will follow.
The eastern part of PPL's service area was the most severely impacted and contains the majority of the remaining outages. "That storm was exceptionally powerful - one of the strongest we've ever seen".
So when will the snow begin to fall?
A weakening area of low pressure will bring more clouds and some light wintry precipitation.
Today will be gorgeous with sunshine, less wind than yesterday and seasonable - highs in the 40s....
"This will be a more compact storm than the Friday system", said Ben Gelber, a meteorologist and Monroe County native.