Snow likely in Philly area from pair of coastal storms

European model simulation of storm near the North Carolina Outer Banks next Tuesday

European model simulation of storm near the North Carolina Outer Banks next Tuesday

The new storm, which is forecast to bring winter weather from western North Carolina to MA, will likely cause problems for Amtrak and airlines. The main snow from this system will be confined to far northern Virginia - the mountains west of Winchester and Harrisonburg likely hardest hit - with some chance the snow could reach as far south as the I-64 corridor for a while.

By Tuesday night, heavy rain will begin over portions of California, potentially leading to flash flooding and mudslides. A period of heavy snow is also possible with the onset of precipitation on Tuesday.

Follow the NWS and local weather forecasts for the latest changes, updates and information.

The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services warned residents Monday afternoon that travel will be hazardous at times, particularly during the Tuesday night commute and urged those who don't have to be out to stay off the roads.

The weather service also uploaded maps showing the percentage chance of how much snowfall each area will get.

According to, a double-barreled storm will spread wet snow and travel disruptions. Two other models, which had indicated a snowy scenario in previous runs, have now backed off that idea.

It's a system we've been tracking for the last several days. So, no ruling out a big snowstorm.

WHEN... From late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

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Before arriving in the Northeast, though, a storm system that may turn into the nor'easter will nearly certainly bring "headline-grabbing" thunderstorms and tornadoes late Monday from Nashville, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama, said Dave Samuel, a meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. Finally, expect strong winds on Tuesday along the coastline.

Wednesday Night Snow, mainly before midnight. High near 36. Breezy, with a northeast wind 18 to 24 miles per hour. Northeast wind 5 to 14 miles per hour.

Winds will peak on Wednesday, with gusts to 40+ miles per hour across interior NJ and 50+ miles per hour along the coast.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. Northeast wind 13 to 16 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Preliminary snowfall totals show Litchfield County seeing 12+ inches of snow, with the middle of the state likely seeing between six and 12 inches of snow. Low around 28. North wind around 16 miles per hour.

The snow's weight will likely mean more trees and power lines falling, causing outages throughout the area, Simpson said. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

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