Northeast Braces for 4th Nor'Easter in 3 Weeks

Storm may dump foot of snow on New York
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
Pedestrians walk along Delancey St. during a snowstorm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – It's the first day of spring, and to celebrate, the Northeast is getting its fourth nor'easter in three weeks. New York is expected to get as much as 14 inches of snow when it starts falling Tuesday night; Washington, DC, could get 4 to 8 inches and Boston is likely to get 11, Bloomberg reports. Rain has already started in Washington and Baltimore; it's expected to turn to sleet and freezing rain before heavier snow begins late Tuesday. Snow will then move into New York in time for Wednesday morning's commute, and will hit Boston later Wednesday.

Winter storm warnings are in place from Massachusetts all the way down to western North Carolina, and the AP reports the storm is also expected to wallop New Jersey, Delaware, and parts of eastern Pennsylvania—Philadelphia could get more snow than New York. Wind gusts of up to 35mph are expected, and power outages could ensue. As of 7am, 268 Tuesday flights had already been canceled (Philadelphia, New York, and Boston are the main airports affected). Meanwhile, on the West Coast, thousands are under evacuation orders as a storm threatens California starting Tuesday.

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