“The weather will be going downhill during the day on Sunday.”
A powerful Nor’easter storm will start on Sunday, dumping up to four inches of rain along the Mid-Atlantic Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., say forecasters.
“It’s going to a very, very intense Nor’easter,” said Michael Eckert, senior branch forecaster with the National Weather Service.
“The weather will be going downhill during the day on Sunday,” said Eckert.
On Sunday night, heavy snow will blanket western parts of New York state and Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia, he said.
Up to 12 inches of snow is forecast at higher elevations by Monday night.
This will be heavy, wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage, especially after record March warmth sent trees into full leaf far earlier than usual, the Weather Channel warned.
On Saturday, the town of Chisholm, Minnesota received nearly 6 inches of snow after getting a foot a week ago. That followed a mild winter with little snow, said Weather Service meteorologist Bryon Paulson.
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