STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Another nor'easter slams Eastern Seaboard

For the second time in a week, a winter storm is moving in on the East Coast, leaving more than 50 million people under a winter storm warning.

Posted: Mar 9, 2018 6:05 AM
Updated: Mar 9, 2018 6:05 AM

The second nor'easter in a span of a week is dropping snow Wednesday across parts of the storm-weary East Coast, already pummeled by a deadly "bomb cyclone" last weekend.

More than 50 million people from Maryland to Maine are under winter storm warnings and watches. More than 2,000 flights have been canceled Wednesday.

The storm could bring heavy, wet snow and coastal flooding to the northern mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, possibly resulting in power outages and dangerous commutes Wednesday.

Track the storm here

A couple of inches of snow already have been reported north of Baltimore and in northern New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. But peak snowfall is expected midday into the evening and also on Thursday when gusty winds and snow will mostly affect New England.

"This is just starting," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said Wednesday morning in Ridgewood, New Jersey. "Don't wake up, look outside and say, 'Oh, we've got mist.' No, this is an all-day snow event."

The storm is expected to pack wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph. While a far cry from the 90-mph gusts recorded over the weekend, the strong winds could impede efforts to restore power in the region, where at least 100,851 customers were without electricity on Tuesday, according to power companies in the mid-Atlantic to New England.

How severe will this storm be?

It's not just the snow to be on the watch for. The National Weather Service in Boston tweeted that "the biggest concern is downed limbs, trees, power lines," with strong wind gusts and other risks such as lowered visibility and hazardous travel.

In New England, Interstate 95 could be a key dividing line, with areas to its east mainly getting rain and points west due to get as much as 2 feet of snow, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

Places separated by just 15 miles across I-95 could see a huge difference in snowfall totals, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said, as uncertainty remains over how the storm might affect densely populated areas on the East Coast.

How will it affect major cities?

New York City could see 6 to 12 inches of snow, but public schools will be open, officials said. The heaviest precipitation will occur Wednesday morning into the evening, according to the National Weather Service's New York office.

Philadelphia could get about 8 to 12 inches of snow, according to snowfall estimates from the National Weather Service, which advised against unnecessary travel after 7 a.m. City schools will be closed Wednesday, and all after-school activities canceled.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a state of emergency for several counties in preparation for the storm.

Boston may see a slushy 2 to 3 inches of snow, with areas as little as 20 miles inland perhaps getting 10 or more inches. But if the rain/snow line moves farther east, Boston could get significant snowfall.

"It's a very dicey call for eastern MA. ... There's going to be a sharp line from little/no snow to several inches of accumulation," the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted.

How is it affecting travel?

Much of the 2,100 flight cancellations involve major airports in the Northeast, such as Newark, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Boston and Philadelphia, according to tracking site FlightAware.

As for ground travel, New York City's Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory urging New Yorkers to "take mass transit if possible and allow for extra travel time."

Amtrak has also modified some of its services between Washington and Boston.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 34574

Reported Deaths: 2134
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9853578
Lake3616190
Allen161869
Cass15877
Elkhart132228
St. Joseph127434
Hendricks116971
Hamilton115993
Johnson1105108
Madison58659
Porter53928
Bartholomew51135
Clark50441
LaPorte43323
Howard40828
Tippecanoe4023
Jackson3891
Delaware38537
Shelby37322
Hancock33827
Floyd31839
Boone31535
Morgan27724
Vanderburgh2742
Montgomery24117
White2358
Noble23221
Clinton2321
Decatur22431
Grant21122
Dubois1993
Harrison19422
Henry18211
Greene16924
Vigo1698
Dearborn16821
Monroe16612
Warrick16628
Lawrence16324
Miami1401
Putnam1377
Kosciusko1351
Jennings1304
Orange12822
Scott1203
Franklin1108
Ripley1096
Marshall1082
Carroll932
Daviess8816
Steuben832
Wayne825
LaGrange812
Wabash782
Newton7810
Fayette777
Jasper671
Washington521
Jay520
Clay511
Fulton491
Rush472
Randolph473
Pulaski460
Jefferson451
Whitley423
Starke393
DeKalb371
Sullivan361
Owen351
Brown331
Perry330
Wells320
Benton300
Huntington282
Knox280
Tipton251
Blackford252
Crawford240
Fountain212
Switzerland200
Spencer201
Parke180
Gibson172
Posey160
Adams151
Ohio130
Warren121
Martin110
Vermillion100
Union90
Pike60
Unassigned0167

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 120260

Reported Deaths: 5390
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook779253642
Lake8331291
DuPage7707373
Kane6338178
Will5566276
Winnebago225155
McHenry156672
St. Clair113782
Kankakee91045
Kendall79819
Rock Island65824
Champaign6407
Madison58060
Boone45217
DeKalb4164
Sangamon35129
Jackson28610
Randolph2704
Peoria2339
McLean22013
Ogle2063
Stephenson2062
Macon19319
Clinton18617
Union15411
LaSalle15313
Whiteside14013
Iroquois1324
Coles12715
Out of IL1181
Warren1170
Jefferson10116
Knox1000
Grundy982
Monroe9512
McDonough8811
Unassigned850
Lee811
Cass730
Tazewell735
Henry690
Williamson672
Pulaski560
Marion500
Jasper457
Macoupin452
Adams441
Perry410
Vermilion401
Montgomery391
Morgan361
Christian354
Livingston342
Jo Daviess320
Douglas280
Jersey241
Fayette213
Ford201
Menard200
Woodford192
Mason180
Washington180
Hancock170
Mercer170
Shelby161
Bureau151
Carroll152
Schuyler130
Bond121
Franklin120
Clark110
Crawford110
Fulton110
Moultrie110
Piatt110
Brown100
Cumberland100
Logan100
Wayne91
Alexander80
Henderson80
Johnson80
Effingham71
Massac70
Saline70
Greene50
Marshall50
De Witt40
Lawrence40
Richland30
Stark30
Clay20
Edwards20
Gallatin20
Hamilton20
Wabash20
White20
Calhoun10
Edgar10
Hardin10
Pike10
Pope10
Putnam10
Terre Haute
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
Robinson
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Rockville
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 67°
Casey
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 71°
Brazil
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Marshall
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
A warm up on the way.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events