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Nor'easter bears down across the state, bringing heavy snow

09 March 2018

He said northwest Providence County is expected to get anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow.

"Very concerned about that with the trees that are weakened already from the past storm, the heavy winds and rain and snow from Friday's storm, and now with this wet snow on top of it, what tree hasn't come down, we're very concerned about what could happen with the additional weight", said Haverford Township Police Chief John Viola. The bottom line: Wednesday is going to get incredibly messy, especially through the afternoon and early evening hours. "There may also be some urban and poor drainage street flooding issues given the heaviest rain will coincide with the the evening rush hour".

Hundreds of flights across the region had been cancelled even before the snow started falling Wednesday due to the dire weather forecasts. Roads still may be a bit slick Thursday morning.

Snow has begun to fall in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, but forecasts of how much the region will see from the approaching storm continue to vary.

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Public schools in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Somerville will be closed as heavy winds and snow are expected to hit the area, the Boston Globe reported.

More than a foot of snow is forecast for some interior areas.

Overall, accumulations around the metro area will be 6 to 12 inches, with up to 15 inches north of New York City, the weather service said.

Snow Consistency: The areas with highest accumulation will likely see a fluffier snow that is easier to shovel, areas where accumulations are lower will see a heavier, wet snow. To happen, the air layer closer to the ground must be warmer than those above but still cold enough to create snow.

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With the region still dealing with the fallout of Friday's "bomb" cyclone, meteorologists warn that a unsafe sequel is brewing for Wednesday, with up to 10 inches of wet, weighty snow, wind gusts to 40 miles per hour and fresh rounds of power outages.

"During that time, plan on hard travel conditions", the Weather Service said. The storm downed trees and power lines, flooded coastal towns and forced schools to cancel classes. Overall, it looks like we'll miss out on any widespread outages, which is great news.

Thundersnow is typically associated with heavy rates of snow, which can lead to reduced visibility. A changeover to rain is possible for a period of time south and east of Hartford.

'It will disrupt cleanup and restoration options and is likely to cause a new but less extreme round of travel delays, power outages and damage from fallen trees'.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ordered many state workers to head home early on Wednesday afternoon at staggered intervals to avoid traffic snarls on slippery roads. Light snow could linger into the morning commute for areas in northern/northeastern CT. "The more it snows the more money I earn". The sun angle is higher compared to January and February, and temperatures will rebound into the 40s on Thursday and Friday. Scattered flurries and snow showers continue across the area Tuesday afternoon.

Nor'easter bears down across the state, bringing heavy snow