(Photo: The Weather Channel)
A major winter storm bound for the Northeast could bury Boston and surrounding areas under more than two feet of snow later this week — or not, depending on which weather forecast model is right.
A nor’easter dubbed Athena moved Wednesday into areas battered by Superstorm Sandy, causing new power outages and threatening to dump up to 12 inches of snow, flood coastal areas again and even turn debris from Sandy into projectiles.
A developing nor’easter might track farther offshore than earlier thought, but should still dump several inches of snow in New York City and the New Jersey coast starting Wednesday evening and test Sandy recovery efforts with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, the National Weather Service warned Tuesday. Some coastal flooding is also a possibility and one New Jersey town has already ordered evacuations.