The storm will hit the same region that endured a nor'easter last week

By Travel + Leisure Staff
March 05, 2018 01:41 PM

A winter storm watch is in effect throughout much of the East Coast for the second time in a week, as a new winter storm is expected to bring snow and frigid conditions to states including Massachusets that are still recovering from last week’s nor’easter.

According to a winter storm advisory from the National Weather Service on Monday, those in northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut, and southeast New York can expect to see anywhere six to nine inches of snow starting late Tuesday night into Wednesday evening.

The winter storm could bring snowfall as high as 12 inches in these areas, though NWS representatives mentioned the forecast is still in the early stages so estimates could change. For this reason, travelers and residents are encouraged to look out for icy and slippery road conditions and potential flight cancelations along the East Coast.

Northeast U.S. Digs Out After "Bomb Cyclone" Snowstorm
Credit: BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 05: A woman walks through the snow the morning after a massive winter storm on January 5, 2018 in Boston, United States. Schools and businesses throughout the Boston area get back to work today after the city received over a foot of snow during a fast moving storm yesterday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The new winter storm follows a brutal nor’easter storm, dubbed Winter Storm Riley that hit the Great Plains and the East Coast over the weekend, leading to hundreds of flight cancelations, some two million homes and businesses left without power, and severe flooding across states like Massachusetts and North Carolina.

At least nine people have died as a result of the storm as of Monday morning, according to the Weather Channel.

The upcoming winter storm is not expected to be as drastic as Riley, according to AccuWeather meteoroloists, though people in the area will want to be aware of potential travel outages, travel disruptions, and blizzard conditions that are expected across the Northern Plains Tuesday through Wednesday evening.

“The midweek storm may drop accumulating snow from the Delmarva Peninsula through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and into Main and Quebec,” Alan Reppert, an AccuWeather senior meteorologist, said regarding the storm.

According to Reppert, those in states that include Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Maine can expect some of the heaviest snowfall this week, with over a foot possible in these areas.

If you’re expecting to be traveling within the next few days, we recommend signing up with FlightStats to get real-time text and email alerts regarding flight delays, as well as following the airlines and airports you plan to fly with on social media to get regular alerts on delays and cancelations due to weather.

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