Impending snowfall to cover the northeast this weekend

A storm sending snow to the Ohio Valley on Friday night will bypass the swath from Philadelphia to New York City on Saturday, but may still swing northward along the Atlantic coast during Saturday night.

A press of colder, drier air is likely to have enough influence to prevent a heavy snowfall for much of the Northeast this weekend. However, parts of the region are still in the running for accumulating snow.

Snow will first spread from Nebraska, Iowa and northern Missouri to southern Illinois, southern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky on Friday. Up to a few inches of snow may accumulate on non-paved surfaces in this swath. Roads will be mainly wet during the late morning and afternoon hours.

Static Snow Wintry Mix Into Friday Night

During Friday night, snow is forecast to fall on central and eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio then spread to West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, western Maryland and northwestern Virginia.

Since the snow will fall at night and early Saturday morning in these locations, roads may become slushy and slippery. Several inches of snow are in store for the mountains. In this portion of the Appalachians, enough snow may fall to break tree limbs and cause sporadic power outages.

Some rain and wet snow are forecast to spread across the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore and Philadelphia by Saturday morning. However, temperatures may remain above freezing over much of this zone and roads are likely to be mainly wet. There may be enough wet snow, rain to cause some airline delays from time to time.

During the day Saturday, the potential for accumulating snow will be weighed with the effects of the April sun in eastern Virginia, eastern Maryland, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

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If the snow manages to fall at a moderate to heavy pace, it may accumulate. The best chance of an accumulation will be on grassy surfaces. However, if the snow remains light and intermittent, or is mixed with rain, then little to no accumulation would occur.

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"While the storm is likely to remain weak enough to avoid a northward turn through the day Saturday, there is the potential for enough strengthening to allow the storm to turn northward along the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts during Saturday night," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

Depending on how much strengthening occurs, snow may be thrown back across the I-95 corridor from New York City to Boston and Portland, Maine.

Portions of Long Island, New York, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have the best chance of accumulating snow in that scenario.

Unseasonably cold conditions are in store for the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday. While much of the Northeast will be dry and blustery, the next snow-maker will begin to overspread the Midwest.

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Aircraft wait on snowy tarmac as Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the surrounding Newark, New Jersey region were almost entirely shut down by Winter Storm Toby, as heavy snowfall canceled flights and closed roads, March 21, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
Departure board showing severe delays as Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the surrounding Newark, New Jersey region were almost entirely shut down by Winter Storm Toby, as heavy snowfall canceled flights and closed roads, March 21, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2018/03/21: Unloading a UPS (United Parcel Service) truck on West 72nd Street in a snow storm in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh wave of snow to New York City just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damage in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2018/03/21: Snow storm in the area of Bethesda Terrace in Central Park in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh wave of snow to New York City just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damage in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A snowman on the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park in New York March 21, 2018 as the fourth nor'easter in a month hits the tri-state area on the first full day of spring. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians stand under an umbrella during a snow storm in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A winter storm that has closed government offices in Washington and schools in New York is arriving late but slowly moving north, threatening to set snowfall records across the Northeast. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Washington Monument past trees covered in snow in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A winter storm that has closed government offices in Washington and schools in New York is arriving late but slowly moving north, threatening to set snowfall records across the Northeast. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Dogs play in the snow during a snow storm in Washington, DC, March 21, 2018. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. / AFP PHOTO / David GANNON (Photo credit should read DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman walks in a park during a snow storm in Washington, DC, March 21, 2018. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. / AFP PHOTO / David GANNON (Photo credit should read DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: People wait for the bus in the snow on March 21, 2018 in New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Two people walk through heavy snow near the Washington Monument during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Snow-covered cars are seen during a snow storm in Washington, DC, March 21, 2018. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. / AFP PHOTO / David GANNON (Photo credit should read DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images)
Snow covers a cherry blossom tree in Centreville, Maryland on March 21, 2018. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A man takes a photo of a duck near the Lincoln memorial during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Nor�easter in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Bobcat Co. machine clears snow in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A winter storm that has closed government offices in Washington and schools in New York is arriving late but slowly moving north, threatening to set snowfall records across the Northeast. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A man crosses the street in a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A man crosses the street in a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Old Man Winter's final attempt at snow for much of the mid-Atlantic and perhaps southeastern New England may occur from Monday to Tuesday, depending upon the track and strength of the next Midwest storm.

Beyond early next week, temperatures are projected to ratchet upward to more seasonable levels.

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