The NWS in Buffalo and Pittsburgh have issued Winter Storm Watches for our Monday storms and local news outlets should begin forecasting the storm soon, though they are likely to understate the snow totals. Based on the current weather models, I have taken a fairly conservative approach to estimates. If the weather models are showing the same amounts tomorrow, I will increase the totals accordingly.
Wet, heavy, wind-driven snow will creep towards the Mason-Dixon Line in the very early hours on Monday. I expect widespread school cancellations and disruption to travel followed by widespread power outages on Monday throughout the day. Some may be without power for several days so please be prepared and have a back-up for your freezer prepared.