MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the official start of Spring just six days away, Old Man Winter is taking one last shot with Winter Storm Stella.
The US National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont for Tuesday.
New York City is expected to get less snow than forecast in a late-winter storm that has slammed other parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Snow changed over to pelting sleet in the city early Tuesday, and the National Weather Service says to expect 4 to 6 inches of snow, after earlier forecasts of 18 inches or more.
Broadway producers in New York City have decided to keep theaters open Tuesday night for the hardy folks willing to brave snow and sleet from a late-season storm hitting the Northeast.
More than two dozen shows will play as scheduled, including “Hamilton,” ”Dear Evan Hansen” and “Waitress.”
Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, says that for visitors who can’t get home, it’s a great time to see a show.
Parts of Atlantic City and other towns in southern New Jersey are dealing with tidal flooding from the nor’easter.
The tide reached 7.8 feet in Atlantic City on Tuesday morning, just short of the 8-foot threshold that can lead to major flooding.
More than 35,000 customers are without power in New Jersey because of the storm. More than 100,000 customers in other states stretching down to Virginia also are without electricity.
Southern New Jersey did not get much snow, but a blizzard warning is in effect in the northwest part of the state.
Schools in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and elsewhere were all closed for the day.
U.S. airlines have scrapped about 5,400 flights.
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