How Much Snow Could New York, New Jersey and Boston See This Week?

Parts of the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey and Boston, are expected to face two different storms this week, with snowfall and winter temperatures expected.

According to AccuWeather forecasters, a storm system that hit the West Coast over the weekend is expected to move east throughout this week, bringing intense rain and snowfall.

On Monday, meanwhile, a "quick-hitting" storm is expected to move toward the East Coast, setting the stage for the larger storm later in the week.

"As upper-level energy moves from the Rockies into the East Monday and Tuesday, an area of low pressure will begin to take shape across the southern Plains and Southeast," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tyler Roys said. "This storm system will then turn northeastward and track somewhere near the East Coast, tapping into the cold air that will be available to create a winter wonderland for some."

Parts of the Northeast—including New York, New Jersey and Boston—are expected to face two different storms this week. Here, a person walks along the Hudson River during a snowfall on December 9 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Gary Hershorn/Getty

On Saturday, the National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern region posted a tweet stating, "Confidence is increasing on the potential for a nor'easter" on Wednesday and Thursday, "impacting the mid Atlantic & New England."

In another tweet, the NWS Eastern region shared a gif of the weather forecast for Monday, noting that prior to the expected nor'easter on Wednesday and Thursday, "a weaker storm will move quickly across the mid Atlantic coast on Monday, bringing some light-moderate snow form the southern Appalachians to New England."

Before the expected nor'easter Wednesday-Thursday, a weaker storm will move quickly across and off the mid Atlantic coast on Monday, bringing some light-moderate snow from the southern Appalachians to New England. Here's a model forecast of what the radar could look like tomorrow

— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) December 13, 2020

In New York, a "mix of snow and rain" is expected on Monday, for areas in the New York City metro area and Long Island, according to NWS New York.

A second tweet from NWS New York adds that "confidence is high that a coastal storm will impact the area Wednesday into Thursday," bringing rain, snow, strong winds and possible flooding.

As for Wednesday, confidence continues to increase in the potential for the area to be impacted by a coastal storm, although it is still too early to discuss specific snowfall totals, etc.

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) December 13, 2020

Forecasters at WABC-TV in New York expect snowfall of six to 10 inches on Wednesday along the I-95 corridor, including New York City.

For New Jersey and surrounding areas, NWS Mount Holly wrote in a tweet that the nor'easter expected on Wednesday and Thursday could bring "what will likely be the most impactful winter weather in several years." The tweet shows snowfall totals ranging from 18 inches to 4 inches, with some uncertainty in the exact precipitation type and snowfall totals.

"The Wednesday storm will likely bring significant snowfall to portions of the region, with highest confidence in significant snowfall for areas North and West of I-95," NWS Mount Holly wrote in another tweet, while noting that the combination of gusty winds and heavy snowfall could cause power outages and commute delays.

You can find our latest briefing for today and Wednesday's storm systems at

Today's system will be the weaker of the 2 producing light accumulations over the NW. Wednesday's storm will likely produce numerous hazards over our area #njwx #dewx #pawx #mdwx

— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) December 14, 2020

Similar weather is expected in Boston and surrounding areas, with a focus on the heaviest snow expected in central and Southeast Massachusetts. According to NWS Boston, snowfall is expected to be low on Monday but this, along with strong winds and minor coastal flooding, could increase on Wednesday and Thursday.

[Wed-Thu Storm]: Impacts include heavy snow, strong winds, & minor coastal flooding.

Focus for heaviest snow expected to be in CT-RI-SE MA but that could shift N/S depending on track of low. Also expect sharp cutoff in snow on northern edge, probably near Route 2 in MA.

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 14, 2020

Forecasters at WYCN-LD in Boston estimated that more than 12 inches of snow could hit the city and surrounding areas on Wednesday night into Thursday.