The major snowstorm that hit the mid-Atlantic states, creating dangerous driving conditions and producing at least a foot of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, will continue to shift north through New England Thursday.
The area will see snow throughout the day and begin to tamper in the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The last snowflakes associated with the weather system will fall over eastern Maine and Cape Code on Thursday evening, the service said.
After most of southern New England experiences moderate to heavy snowfall overnight, parts of Thursday will see two to three inches per hour. Matt Otten, the manager of Zaftigs Delicatessen, a Boston restaurant known for its Jewish comfort food, said he would not generally close due to bad weather. This time, however, he was worried. “We are concerned for the safety of our workers because the roads are going to be very dangerous,” he said.
Overnight, parts of Massachusetts saw up to 10 inches of snow, and meteorologists predicted additional snowfall amounts of up to nine more inches before the storm left the area.
Around Boston, overnight snow totals were in the range of five inches, and more was expected throughout the day. Colder air grow back in the Boston area Thursday morning with temperatures below freezing before noon.
Vermont meteorologists said a heavy snow band passed through southern Rutland and Windsor counties overnight, creating poor visibility. Traveling in southern Vermont can be dangerous in the morning, they saidbecause heavy snowfall is expected to continue at a rate of at least two inches per hour.
In New Hampshire and Maine, where the winter storm was advancing, meteorologists predicted snow through Thursday morning and into the afternoon. The heaviest snow will fall by mid-morning, they said. the National Weather Service in Portland said southern portions of both states could receive between 12 and 18 inches of snow, with lighter accumulations to the north.