Second major storm in one week blankets Northeast in snow
UPDATED 9:26 AM PT – Monday, February 8, 2021
Around five to seven inches of snow accumulated in parts of Connecticut and New Jersey over the weekend. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service predicted eight inches of snow in New York and about four inches in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Eastern Tennessee upward to southern New England was forecast to see wide swaths of snow between three to six inches. This comes days after a storm dumped over two feet of snow in multiple parts of the northeast and Midwest.
Accumulating snow is expected on Tuesday. The snow should be lighter than what we have seen recently, but still impact the morning commute. Hazardous travel is possible especially across the Lower Hudson Valley and S Connecticut. Light snow may mix with rain near the coast. pic.twitter.com/6y4m3DxCpA
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 8, 2021
The last storm resulted in travel restrictions for multiple regions and many flight cancellations.
“So I can also ask if you can please, I know we asked you to stay home for months now, you can go outside and build a snowman just don’t go out in the car,” stated Diane Gutierrez Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
According to reports, the current storm is fast-moving and headed up the East Coast, but will not result in as much snow as the last storm. Forecasters warned now is not the time to put away the snow shovels just yet.
A polar vortex started bringing Arctic air and more snow southward from Canada to the U.S. Friday and is set to continue through the beginning of the week.