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Winter Storm Headed Toward Northeast

National Weather Service

Winter isn't finished with the Northeast yet. A powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the region this week.

The National Weather Service said Saturday there's a blizzard watch for coastal regions including New York City and Boston for Monday night into Tuesday. There's also a winter storm watch for an area that includes much of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England.

The severe weather comes after the region saw temperatures hit the 60s last week.

The blizzard watch for the New York metro area includes the city plus Long Island, coastal Connecticut and southern Westchester County.

A blizzard watch is in effect for southern Rhode Island and coastal Massachusetts from Boston to Plymouth.

New York Governor Andrew has asked state agencies to prepare for the incoming winter storm.

The governor’s office says the New York State Emergency Operations Center will be activated beginning Monday evening.  Governor Cuomo has directed state agencies to be on heightened alert in advance of the storm that could bring more than a foot of snow and high winds.

The governor has ordered agencies be prepared to deploy personnel and equipment like sandbags, generators and pumps as needed.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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