After ice glazed places to the south, disruptive snow will continue to expand across southern New England on Tuesday.
The snowstorm was the biggest so far this winter for many communities from Missouri to Virginia, including in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia.
The live blog for this snowstorm gives frequent updates to the travel impacts and snow reports.
The snow will continue its journey over southern New England on Tuesday before tacking out to sea by Tuesday night. Snow will diminish in the coastal mid-Atlantic, while ice and rain come to an end farther south on the Atlantic Seaboard at midday.
Snow can be expected to linger in Dover, Delaware, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and New York City through the morning hours while snow ramps up around Boston and over Cape Cod.
The snowstorm will bring significant disruptions to travelers and commuters, both on the ground and in the air.
Airline passengers should prepare for flight delays and cancellations, while residents will be faced with disruptions to daily routines. Even as the snow diminishes, officials may be forced to delay or cancel school in the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday.
“Motorists [in the mid-Atlantic’s I-95 corridor] should give themselves extra time for their morning commute Tuesday as they head back to work following the holiday weekend,” AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Allison Hoegg said.
The coverage and intensity of the snow in New England will depend on how close the winter storm tracks to the Northeast coast. Current projections keep the storm’s track far enough offshore for only 3-6 inches of snow to graze southeastern New England with snowfall totals in excess of an inch bypassing most of Maine.
Despite missing the worst of the snowstorm, any additional snow is the last thing snow-weary residents of New England want to see.
The snow will bring yet another round of travel disruptions and complicating plans for where to put all the snow being cleared from roads and sidewalks. Snowfall totals that approach 6 inches could be the breaking point for roofs that are already overloaded with snow.
Tuesday’s snow should also push this winter into second place on the list of snowiest winters for Boston, bypassing the winter of 1993-94 and its 96.3 inches. A total of 95.7 inches has fallen so far in the wake of the weekend blizzard. At the top of the list is the 107.6 inches from the winter of 1995-96.
While escaping most of the snow from this current storm, northern New England will likely be the target of the next round of disruptive snow at midweek as the next shot of brutally cold air descends across the eastern United States.
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