WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Nor'easter responsible for bringing more than a foot of snow to parts of New England has moved northeast into Maine and is expected to travel offshore later today. Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) expect snow accumulations today of one or two inches in southern New England and as much as six inches in parts of Maine.
Because of strong winds associated with the storm, there is the potential for coastal flooding throughout the morning hours. There are unconfirmed reports that there are 16,000 homes without electricity on Cape Cod, MA.
The Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) have been activated in Massachusetts and Connecticut and officials in Rhode Island are prepared to open their EOC is necessary.
The American Red Cross reports that shelters have been opened in parts of Massachusetts.