The weather authorities said that northeast part of the United States has been bracing up to witness a massive winter storm on Sunday with over a foot of snow and howling winds forecast for some areas on both Sunday night and Monday.
The Weather Channel on Sunday reported that the snowstorm watches were in place for several regions of southern New England and Long Island ahead of “this major, possibly historic winter storm”.
In a statement, the National Weather Service issued warning, “Heavy snow and strong wind, even blizzard conditions, are possible in parts of the northern mid-Atlantic and New England. A blizzard watch is in effect for Long Island and coastal Massachusetts. Winter storm watches stretch from Delaware to Maine.”
While the weather service has made forecast of 4 to 8 inches over parts of southern Pennsylvania and Maryland, regions from New Jersey north to eastern Massachusetts is expected to witness 6 to 12 inches through Tuesday morning.
“Additionally, the heavy snow prospects, a tightening pressure gradient will lead to gusty winds which may bring blizzard conditions to sections of the affected area,” the weather service said in the warning.
Among the metros that are expected to witness the worst weather conditions include New York City, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston.
All these metro cities had earlier saw a massive storm, but it has caused little damage. The severe winter storm brought a mix of rain, sleet and snow to the East Coast on Saturday, but saved its major snow for coastal Massachusetts as it started moving toward the sea.
Mayor Martin Walsh has urged the Boston residents to assist the populations, like the elderly and homeless, who are at the highest risk of developing health issues due to the adverse weather conditions.