Heavy snow is forecast to blanket the east coast from Virginia to Maine later today. As the storm passes, temperatures are expected to plummet.
A weakened polar vortex has allowed frigid arctic air to push southward for the second time this month. Temperatures are likely to drop below freezing as far south as northern Florida. The core of the cold, however, will be centered in the mid-west and northeast. Here in NYC, daily high temperatures are forecast to be 15°F to 20°F below average for the remainder of the week.
While conditions are not expected to be as brutal as they were during the last arctic outbreak, the frigid weather will linger this time. Today’s snow will likely stick around for awhile.