Powerful Nor’easter Storm Expected To Slam East Coast

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Winter Storm Sage is expected to bring heavy snow, rain, strong winds and flooding along the East Coast beginning on Monday and continuing through Wednesday.

The nor’easter storm is projected to “peak Monday night into Tuesday and early Wednesday,” per the Weather Channel. It is currently producing light snow in parts of the Midwest and interior Northeast, with rainfall spreading up the mid-Atlantic coastline. (RELATED: Northern California Community Evacuates After Levee Breach)

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm alerts for parts of New York, Pennsylvania and New England, and the Weather Channel forecasts that snow will fall on Monday in the interior Northeast and that rain will fall along I-95 from southeastern New England to the mid-Atlantic.

On Tuesday, snow will likely fall in New York and New England with rain mixed in. Strong winds are projected, particularly along coastal New England. Rain and snow showers could linger through Wednesday morning in New England, the Weather Channel reports.

The snowfall could reach one to two feet in higher-elevation areas. Heavy snow is most likely to hit parts of New England, upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. The amount of snowfall is projected to decrease significantly towards the I-95 corridor from Boston to Providence and Hartford, the Weather Channel predicts.

Gusts of wind could reach up to 60 miles per hour in parts of coastal New England, potentially damaging trees and knocking out power for residents. Coastal flooding during times of high tide could also occur as a result of powerful winds along New England, Long Island and southern Connecticut.

The rest of the Northeastern corridor is expected to see wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour on Tuesday and into Wednesday.