The forecast is for temperatures hovering around freezing, so any snow that does fall will likely be heavy and wet rather than light and fluffy.
According to the storm's predicted path, the I-95 corridor will either be on or very close to the boundary between rain and snow.
I-95 cities like Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston could experience lighter accumulations, a combination of rain and snow, or mostly wet roadways, in contrast to areas north and west of the urban corridor, such as Hagerstown, Maryland; Allentown, Pennsylvania; Poughkeepsie, New York; and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Cities along Interstate 95, such as Washington, Philadelphia, and New York, had a 60% to 80% probability of getting a minimum of 1 inch of snow, according to forecast models from Monday night.
Alternatively, communities located farther inside the Northeast had a 70%-90% probability of experiencing a minimum of 1 inch of snowfall.
Looking at the possibility of at least 6 inches of snow further widens the disparity between the probabilities for cities around I-95 and those in the interior Northeast. The likelihood of receiving half a foot of snow was closer to 40%-60% for the interior Northeastern communities, compared to 10%-30% for the cities along the I-95 corridor.
No region of the country is immune to the impending storms of 2024. In the West, a series of storms from the Pacific is continuing from where 2023 left off, bringing with them more destructive waves, snow in the mountains, and rain.
On Tuesday, the Sierra Nevada was under a winter warning while coastal areas were under a high surf advisory. Coastal areas from the Bay Area to Southern California are under a high surf advisory that will remain in force until Thursday. Particularly in these regions, huge waves are expected to crash against the West Coast, which can cause coastal flooding in more susceptible places.