The northeast is seeing a continuation of yesterday’s windy and white weather: heavy snow continues to fall to the north, with portions of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine still under Winter Storm Warnings. To the south, across much of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, Wind Advisories are up for strong winds that continue to lash there.
Heavy snow will gradually come to an end in northern New England later this evening. Storm totals from this late season winter storm range from 9″ to 19″. According to the National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine, travel could be difficult throughout the region today with patchy blowing snow adding to the travel woes. They also warn that widespread power outages are occuring due to the weight of the heavy, wet snow forcing tree branches and wires down.
As the system responsible for the snow drifts through eastern Canada through the weekend, high pressure will builds across the deep south today and Saturday, before moving offshore Saturday night. Because of a tight pressure gradient between the departing low and arriving high, winds will be gusty today, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Wind Advisories across a wide area. According to the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects; tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages are possible. West winds of 20-30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph possible. The strongest gusts will be near and just south of Philadelphia.