Following what was a relentless winter, in a cruel twist, the first full day of spring will bring as much as a foot or more of snow to the tristate area as the fourth Nor'easter of the month moves through the region on Wednesday.
The latest snowfall projections, issued late Tuesday afternoon by the National Weather Service, can be viewed in the first image above.
Snow is expected to begin sometime Wednesday morning and continue throughout the day, becoming heavy at times Wednesday afternoon and evening with snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are possible for the afternoon and evening, said the National Weather Service. Visibility will be one-quarter of a mile or less at times.
The heavy, wet snow, combined with strong winds, could lead to new power outages and tree damage.
Winds will gust 30 to 35 mph along the coast during the height of the storm on Wednesday, 25 to 30 mph inland and 25 mph or less farther north.
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the entire area from 6 a.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.
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