Some school openings were delayed in Connecticut early Tuesday, according toNBC Connecticut. It said a handful of schools districts decided to give their students a late start to give plows a chance to clear the roads of overnight snowfall.
New York City can expect 1 to 2 inches of snow Tuesday, and the same amount will fall in parts of New Jersey. But it's eastern Long Island that will get the brunt of the storm — with up to half a foot of snow and 30-mph winds — because the unique system is approaching from the Atlantic, according to meteorologists at NBC New York.
Mayor de Blasio warned New Yorkers on Monday that there was "a significant chance" of coastal flooding through Wednesday morning.
The storm is expected to pass through by Tuesday, but the whole of the eastern U.S. can expect well-below-average temperatures to follow. Temperatures could stay below freezing as far south as northern Alabama and Georgia, Weather Channel lead forecaster Kevin Roth said.
Meanwhile, a second storm over the Northern Plains led the National Weather Service to issue blizzard warnings in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.