Up to a foot of snow expected as midweek nor'easter looms

Up to a foot of snow expected as midweek nor'easter looms

Forecasts are wavering, but it is likely most of the state will see between 12 to 18 inches of snow. Utility crews worked around the clock to restore power to the affected areas, as almost 300,000 are struggled without electricity.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Eastern Long Island will be under a winter storm watch. The limit was extended from 11 to 14 hours; a requirement for 10 hours' rest between 14-hour shifts remains.

All Greenwich public schools had power and were able to open Monday, they said.

Another part of the National Weather Service's winter storm watch said that if most of the storm's precipitation falls as rain, rivers will rise again.

"As far as a coastal storm, this is the worst since the Blizzard of '78", Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said.

"We know it's not easy being without power", said Stephanie Raymond, PPL vice president of Distribution Operations.

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"It's a matter of accessing damage locations safely", she said.

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Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Frank Pereira says the system is expected to move by midweek into the Northeast, which is cleaning up from a destructive nor'easter.

Looking ahead, another area of low pressure is forecast to move eastward to the Middle Atlantic coast on Sunday.

Another nor'easter is expected to hit the region this week, and a foot of snow is likely for some by the time it ends.

It will be windy with SE winds 15-30 miles per hour, gusting 40+ miles per hour at times.

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Tuesday Sunshine, cool. Highs around 40. We are likely again to see some windy conditions, rain and eventually snow as well before the system exits the area. Cloudy, with a low around 31.

"This amount of snow in a short amount of time will make travel hard and result in very low" visibility, forecasters wrote. Patchy blowing snow. High near 34. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Heavy snow is possible, with total accumulations of six to nine inches, the National Weather Service said in a statement this morning.

A chance of snow. 50% chance of snow in the afternoon far west and southwest areas.

Snow showers will persist off and on Tuesday.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

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While parts of Los Angeles received about one-third of an inch of rain on Saturday, northern parts of California have received much more preciptation, with San Francisco seeing about 1.5 inches over the last three days. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

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