msnbc | February 09, 2013
>>> this storm is lingering over parts of new england right now. the snowfall is still piling up in certain locations. weather channel meteorologist today santos is joining me now with this question, todd, when will things return to normal?
>> reporter: hey there, alex. it may take awhile for many areas. because this is coming into saturday they've had time to work at clearing the roadways. awe yoengsed we're still dealing with a lot of areas of snowfall. monday we should have chance of rain in and around above the boston . that may help melt things quickly. the system is starting to move away from the coast. not out of the woods for cape cod . i wanted to mention some of the five boroughs. snowfall totals between 5 and 10 inches. laguardia over a foot there. starting to get things back to normal in airport. bradley connecticut not expected to open until 6:00 tonight as far as maybe getting traffic out. boston may take until late tonight before they get things moving again. there's a look at isolated snowfall totals. millford, connecticut 38 inches. a huge area of 2 foot plus pushing into portions of coastal maine. still a few areas there north of cape cod where we have ocean-enhanced snowfall. think about when we talk about lake effects snow. many of the waters here around cape cod are actually warmer than the great lakes working with some of that cold air, enhancing some of that snowfall across the central kachlt notice boston is starting to wind down. a few areas back to southeastern new hampshire still snowfall. maine with a couple more inches to go. i know we've already wound this down around new york city . but you see that huge stripe of 24 inches. that follows a major area of i-95, i-90, southern portions of i-93 towards boston . still staying off the road's the best thing you can do. even as the plows go through you deal with winds like this. western massachusetts around 14 miles per hour. but check out boston , 25 miles per hour sustained out of the northwest. that is helping to blow some of the snow right in right after the snowplows move by. as far as where we're likely to be heading, late tonight we'll slowly see those winds fading from west to east. out towards the cape and boston by 2:00 a.m . you're still in the 15 to 20-mile-per-hour range. still 20 to 30 around province town. it should quiet down fairly quickly into your sunday. at this point you're mainly just dealing with trying to clean up from huge amounts of snowfall, in many cases well over a foot, foot and a half for a lot of areas. i want to mention there will be a couple areas that could see a chance for severe weather later tonight. want to have folks on alert around dallas, toward western kansas. let's say western oklahoma as well. may see some hail and spotty damaging winds. even isolated tornado. back to you.
>> okay. good you got that heads up for the center part of the country. thank