Winter Storm to Bring Snow to Northeast, Mostly Rain to NYC

Pedestrians pass a puddle of melted snow
Pedestrians pass a puddle of melted snow following a storm in New York. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

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New York City is poised to miss the worst of a powerful late-winter storm that will bring heavy snow to areas north and west of the city overnight into March 14.

The city will get mainly heavy rain, with the potential for as much as 3 inches of snow as the storm winds down late March 14, said Rob Carolan, owner of Hometown Forecast Services, meteorologist for Bloomberg Radio.

It will arrive with high winds and the snow that falls will be heavy and wet, creating a risk of flight delays and power outages across the Northeast. In Boston, the storm will start as rain the morning of March 14 and then change to heavy snow later in the day, so commuters may have a hard trip home, Carolan said.

A shift in the track as the storm develops later off the East Coast could change the forecast for New York, so “we have to keep an eye on it,” said Marc Chenard, a senior branch forecaster with the U.S. Weather Prediction Center.

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