Major winter storm could dump six to 10 inches of snow in New York City, Virginia and Boston

The Northeast will be hit by a major snowstorm this week that could bring between six to 10 inches of snow from Virginia to New York City and could last long enough for a white Christmas.

A major nor’easter will barrel through the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast starting on Wednesday bringing with it heavy snow, fierce winds, and coastal flooding.

Experts forecast the storm will dust snow and cold temperatures in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, according to Weather.com.

Anywhere between six to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall in Virginia, New York City, Boston possibly southern New England.

In Washington, Baltimore and the eastern suburbs of Philadelphia mild ocean air may turn the snow into ice and rain.  

The Northeast will be hit by a major snowstorm this week that could bring between six to 12 inches of snow from Virginia to New York City and could last long enough for a white Christmas. On Sunday the storm tracked along the Southern Plains where it dumped snow on Tulsa, Oklahoma (above)

'A major winter storm is expected to impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast this Wednesday into Thursday as a nor’easter develops and lifts up along the East Coast,' the National Weather Service said Sunday

‘A major winter storm is expected to impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast this Wednesday into Thursday as a nor’easter develops and lifts up along the East Coast,’ the National Weather Service said Sunday

This map shows the outlook of rain and snowfall from Tuesday through Thursday in the fierce nor'easter that will drench cities and dump between six to 10 inches of snow in Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York

This map shows the outlook of rain and snowfall from Tuesday through Thursday in the fierce nor’easter that will drench cities and dump between six to 10 inches of snow in Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York

From Wednesday to Thursday the storm will dump heavy snow along the Northeast as it swirls upwards

From Wednesday to Thursday the storm will dump heavy snow along the Northeast as it swirls upwards

‘A major winter storm is expected to impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast this Wednesday into Thursday as a nor’easter develops and lifts up along the east coast,’ the National Weather Service said Sunday.

‘It’s going to be kind of a fluffy kind of snow. There’s certainly the possibility that a lot of this snow can stick around up until Christmas, which obviously makes it easier for Santa,’ Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines said to the New York Post.

But it won’t be an easy winter wonderland as powerful wind gusts of up to 30mph are expected to create white out, blizzard conditions. 

New York City’s Department of Sanitation is prepared for the blow tweeting Sunday: ‘Our snow fighting equipment will be ready for any winter weather coming our way.’

On Sunday the storm was pushing across the Rocky Mountains and the Southern Plaines, dusting Oklahoma with snow.

By Tuesday night the storm will dump rain on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas before bearing up the Northeast

By Tuesday night the storm will dump rain on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas before bearing up the Northeast

From Wednesday into Thursday snow will fall in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Maine

From Wednesday into Thursday snow will fall in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Maine

New York City’s Department of Sanitation is prepared for the blow tweeting Sunday: 'Our snow fighting equipment will be ready for any winter weather coming our way.'

New York City’s Department of Sanitation is prepared for the blow tweeting Sunday: ‘Our snow fighting equipment will be ready for any winter weather coming our way.’

At the same time a strong high pressure storm in eastern Canada will also bring a cold blast to the Northeast.

New York City could see a mix of rain and snow Monday before the storm rolls through. 

By Tuesday night the storm will dump rain on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas before bearing up the Northeast.

People make their way back up a hill with sleds in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a winter storm brought heavy snow as a storm brews near the Rocky Mountains

People make their way back up a hill with sleds in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a winter storm brought heavy snow as a storm brews near the Rocky Mountains

Icy and snowy roads pictured above in Tusla, Oklahoma on Sunday

Icy and snowy roads pictured above in Tusla, Oklahoma on Sunday

A snowman in south Tulsa, Oklahoma wears a face mask as snow continues to fall around the city on Sunday

A snowman in south Tulsa, Oklahoma wears a face mask as snow continues to fall around the city on Sunday

Bennett Ross laughs with glee as he sleds down a hill in Tulsa, Oklahoma enjoying the Sunday snow

Bennett Ross laughs with glee as he sleds down a hill in Tulsa, Oklahoma enjoying the Sunday snow

By Wednesday snow will fall in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

About an inch of snow is expected to drop across the southern and central Appalachians into the Poconos.

In the higher altitudes of West Virginia and south Pennsylvania and the Catskills and Pocono mountains about one to three inches of snowfall is expected. 

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