Snow Spreads Through Mid-Atlantic and Cape Cod Sunday

Linda Lam
Published: March 19, 2017

An area of low pressure is bringing nuisance snow to the mid-Atlantic region this morning and will also clip Cape Cod with snowfall and strong winds.

(MORE: Winter Storm Stella Recap)

So far this system has brought a general 1 to 4 inches of snow to the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Appalachians, from northern Minnesota to West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

Current Radar, Temperatures, Conditions

Despite low pressure expected to strengthen off the East Coast, it is expected to do so just far enough offshore to minimize the threat of heavy snow for virtually all the Northeast.

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After the offshore low strengthens, wind may still cause problems along parts of the coast despite not producing much snow.

Overall Weekend Setup

Forecast Timing


  • Snow will be heaviest in far southeast New England where several inches can be expected.
  • Some wet morning snow will mix with rain along parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast, from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Virginia Tidewater.
  • Strong winds are likely near the coast, especially in southeast New England, including Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island, as well as parts of Long Island. These winds will likely persist into Sunday night in southeast New England.
  • These winds, gusting over 50 mph at times, may lead to some downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages.
  • Some coastal flooding is likely in southeast New England, mainly along north or northeast-facing shorelines.
  • FORECAST: Boston | Cape Cod

Sunday's Forecast

Northeast Snowfall Forecast

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