The National Weather Service is warning MA residents that Monday night's storm could bring six to twelve inches of heavy snow with the most snowfall in eastern MA and Rhode Island.
The National Weather Service predicted between two and five inches of snow in New York City and surrounding areas, where a winter weather advisory was in effect.
The National Weather Service said Monday that Suffolk County in NY, and Southern Connecticut will receive a heavy, wet snowfall of 5 to 10 inches, with 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Monday night and Tuesday for parts of eastern MA, where winds could gust as high as 65 miles per hour.
"A narrow swath of some power outages is possible across southeast coastal Plymouth county onto the Cape where strong northeast winds combined with wet snow", the Weather Service said on Twitter.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said it may need to deploy all of its equipment-including more than 3,400 plows-for the first time this year because the storm is expected to blanket the whole state.
The Northeast is bracing for a third nor'easter to impact the region in less than two weeks - and it is expected to bring snow and heavy winds starting Monday night.
Public schools in Hartford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Portland, Maine, have closed Tuesday.
Wind gusts of more than 60mph are possible from eastern MA to coastal ME and blizzard conditions are expected in parts of eastern MA. Some coastal flooding at high tide is also possible.
"Travel will be very hard to impossible, including during the evening commute on Tuesday", forecasters wrote, adding that gusting winds will limit visibility with drifting and blowing snow. Tree branches could fall.
The flooding that plagued the region during a January 4 storm and the March 2 storm is not expected to be as big a problem.
The East Coast was previously hit with Winter Storm Riley, a storm that caused destructive winds, heavy snow and coast flooding. "They didn't know where else to go", Gehl said. This is the third storm in a row. The storm was expected to continue into Tuesday.
A winter storm warning goes into effect for all of CT, from later Monday night through Tuesday evening.
"We're gearing up for a major storm", Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told a news conference on Monday."We haven't seen this type of storm since 2015.it seems like this one is going to be a big one".