Northeast US braces for the third storm in two weeks

Residents and commuters should be prepared for disturbances caused by difficult travel conditions on Tuesday morning

Despite the fact that Americans just changed their clocks to summer time, this year’s winter hasn’t said its final farewell to the United States.

The Northeast is bracing to be hit by a third snowstorm in less than two weeks, with a potential snowfall of up to 20 inches in areas from New York to Maine. Weather advisories now apply to over 46 million people.  

As the storm is expected to bring strong winds that could lead to minor coastal flooding, the National Weather Service has announced winter weather advisories for Northwestern Pennsylvania, and from New Jersey up through Maine.

“Updated snowfall forecast maps with the total snowfall through Wednesday, as well as the Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories in effect tonight through Monday evening, and the Winter Storm Watches in effect for Monday evening into Wednesday,” the  National Weather Service says in a tweet.

Residents and commuters should be prepared for disturbances caused by difficult travel conditions on Tuesday morning.

The Weather Service also forecasts eight inches to one foot of snow for parts of Connecticut through western Massachusetts. Up to 18 inches is expected to fall in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The weather system that is about to move off the East Coast and turn into a nor’east has been the third to bring severe weather conditions in less than two weeks. On 2 March, the region endured a “bomb cyclone” with heavy snow and rain that lead to the deaths of six people, while leaving 900,000 people without electric power.

The second wave blew into the area late last week leaving heavy wet snow on the Interstate 95.