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'Major Winter Storm' Headed Our Way — Again

Winter Storm Pax is barreling its way through the southeast. But the "potent" system will soon be moving up the coastline — bringing another several inches of snow, ice and freezing rain to New York.

Weather Channel northeast forecast for Thursday. Credit: Weather.com map screenshot
Weather Channel northeast forecast for Thursday. Credit: Weather.com map screenshot
There hasn't been a significant snowfall in the region for about a week. But that good weather-y luck is about to change.

Over the next several hours, Winter Storm Pax is set to bluster its way through the mid-Atlantic and southeast — leaving in its wake a dangerous wintry mix across several states.

'Potent Coastal Storm'

But meteorologists don't think that Pax will get peaceful any time soon. Instead, forecasters predict the storm system will move up the coast, and dump another several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the northeast.

The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch for as far north as Philadelphia and southwestern New Jersey, alerting residents there to prepare for a "potent coastal storm" that will beginning delivering up to 8 inches or more of snow and ice to the area Wednesday night.

'Significant Accumulating Snow'

And the Weather Channel reports "late Wednesday into Thursday, low pressure will slide up near or off the East Coast."

"There is a potential for significant accumulating snow in the Northeast, including the I-95 urban corridor from Washington to Boston, from late Wednesday through Thursday or early Friday," Weather Channel forecasters state in their online winter storm report.

'Swath of Heavy Snow'

And Accuweather.com forecasts the "major winter storm" will bring with it a "swath of heavy snow" to "northern New Jersey, southeastern New York and central New England" starting Wednesday night.

How much snow and/or ice will we get here in Rockland? The verdict is still out. But it does seem certain that another significant snowfall is slowly working its way north.


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