Snow to make roads slushy, icy from DC to Philadelphia, NYC into Tuesday night

Another Winter Storm Targets the Northeast
Another Winter Storm Targets the Northeast



By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com

Snow and slippery travel will arrive in the mid-Atlantic states prior to the middle of the week.

After a snowstorm brought accumulating snow to New England on Monday, a new storm moving in from the Midwest will spread a swath of snow across the mid-Atlantic region through Tuesday night with intermittent snow to follow over much of the Northeast during Wednesday and Thursday.

The New England storm departed in time for the primary elections in New Hampshire on Tuesday. However, cleanup crews will be busy clearing roads and sidewalks for voters heading to the polls.

The storm taking aim at the mid-Atlantic states will not deliver a blockbuster amount of snow like the Blizzard of 2016 did, but rather a light to moderate accumulation in most areas.

Enough snow will fall to cause slippery roads, airline delays and disruptions to some daily school and work activities from parts of New York state to West Virginia, western and northern Virginia, northern and central Maryland and Delaware.

Along the Interstate-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and New York City, the storm will initially bring a rain/snow mix or wet and melting snow. However, as temperatures lower and road surfaces cool, roads will become slushy and slippery into Tuesday night.

"Snowfall on the order of 3-6 inches will extend from eastern Ohio, western New York and western Pennsylvania to much of West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, northeastern Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and part of New Jersey," According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno. "Snowfall near the coast in this zone could go higher and extend farther north, due to an interaction with a new storm forecast to develop just offshore."

The heaviest snow, 6-12 inches, is likely to fall over the mountains along the borders of Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. Part of this area received 20-40 inches of snow from the blizzard during late January.

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Farther to the northeast, little to no snow will fall over much of New England from the Midwest storm during Tuesday.

A few inches of snow may graze southeastern New England during Tuesday night into early Wednesday, prior to the storm escaping out to sea.

Intermittent snow and flurries will extend across much of the mid-Atlantic and New England during Wednesday and Thursday as progressively colder air settles into the region. Snowfall of this nature typically brings an occasional dusting to an inch of snow and slippery spots.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun, exceptions will be localized areas of heavy lake-effect snow in parts of northwestern Pennsylvania and western and northern New York state.

The coldest air of the season will settle into the Northeast this weekend. The frigid blast could be preceded by a storm and a chance of snow in the coastal areas of the Northeast.

"Snowfall on the order of 3-6 inches will extend from eastern Ohio, western New York and western Pennsylvania to much of West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, northeastern Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and part of New Jersey," According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno. "Snowfall near the coast in this zone could go higher and extend farther north, due to an interaction with a new storm forecast to develop just offshore."

The heaviest snow, 6-12 inches, is likely to fall over the mountains along the borders of Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. Part of this area received 20-40 inches of snow from the blizzard during late January.

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Farther to the northeast, little to no snow will fall over much of New England from the Midwest storm during Tuesday.

A few inches of snow may graze southeastern New England during Tuesday night into early Wednesday, prior to the storm escaping out to sea.

Intermittent snow and flurries will extend across much of the mid-Atlantic and New England during Wednesday and Thursday as progressively colder air settles into the region. Snowfall of this nature typically brings an occasional dusting to an inch of snow and slippery spots.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun, exceptions will be localized areas of heavy lake-effect snow in parts of northwestern Pennsylvania and western and northern New York state.

The coldest air of the season will settle into the Northeast this weekend. The frigid blast could be preceded by a storm and a chance of snow in the coastal areas of the Northeast.

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