Fast-Moving Storm May Bring 3 More Inches of Snow to NYC

A fast-moving storm is expected to drop as much as 3 inches of snow tomorrow on New York City and parts of southern New England still recovering from a blizzard that lashed the U.S. Northeast over the weekend.

New York and parts of New Jersey, Long Island, southern Connecticut and Rhode Island may receive 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters), according to Mike Pigott, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia will also be coated, Pigott said.

The band of snow will spread from the Ohio River Valley into Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia during the day and strike New York in the evening around rush-hour, Pigott said. The storm will probably move into Long Island and southern New England after dark, he said.

“The majority of the snow will stay south of Boston,” Pigott said. “The areas already hit hard in southern Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island could see a couple more inches of snow, which they will have nowhere to put.”

The weekend storm dropped 24.9 inches on Boston, the fifth-most on record, and as much as 40 inches on Hamden, Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service. The storm killed at least seven people, left about 613,000 customers from Maine to New York without power at its peak and crippled travel in the U.S. Northeast.

The coming storm won’t have that kind of power or last as long, Pigott said. Snowfall should begin tomorrow night and cease by the next morning, he said by telephone.

The U.S. Northeast may see light snow tomorrow night, “but the next chance of a bigger storm” will come this weekend, Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC in Bethesda, Maryland, said by e-mail yesterday.

There is “some indication” that another major storm may be in store for the East Coast this weekend, according to AccuWeather. The size and power of that storm depends on the track it will take.