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Snow, Sleet Strikes From Pennsylvania to NYC, Boston

Up to six inches of snow could fall in parts of New England

The second of two quick-moving waves of ice and snow began racing through the mid-Atlantic and New England Tuesday night.

The first system brought relatively few problems across the region on Monday into Monday night, as mostly rain fell from Washington D.C into Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

There were a few reports of sleet mixing in with the rain, and there were a couple snowflakes on the northern fringe of precipitation, but there were no major travel problems.

The second of the two storm systems will depart Wednesday, and it will be more significant than the first in that it has the best chance of bringing a wintry accumulation, comprised of mostly snow.

RELATED ON ACCUWEATHER: Winter Storm Map

Snow had already arrived in places like Hartford and Boston early Wednesday morning.

There have already been reports of up to 4" of snow across central Pennsylvania, and some places in western Maryland have had nearly half an inch of dangerous glaze.

Enough snow and wintry mix will fall during the late-night and morning hours from north-central Pennsylvania to interior New England to cause slippery travel. Major highways impacted include I-80, I-81,I-84, I-87, I-88. I-90, I-91 and I-93.

With the storm into Wednesday, a general coating to an inch accumulation of mostly snow is possible on non-paved surfaces from part of southwestern Pennsylvania and perhaps western Maryland and the high ground of northern West Virginia to part of southeastern Pennsylvania, the nearby northern and western suburbs of New York to southern Connecticut, much of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

RELATED ON ACCUWEATHER: Southern Snowstorm Thursday, Thursday Night

The latest version of the snow accumulation map can be found on AccuWeather.com's Winter Weather Center.

Meteorologists call storms of this nature "flat waves of low pressure." In the right circumstances they can bring moderate to heavy precipitation. In the case this week, odds favor little or no precipitation with the first wave and light precipitation and the potential for moderate precipitation for some areas with the second wave.

Dry air will hold on over northern Ohio to northern upstate New York and northernmost New England.

Arctic air will overspread the Great Lakes, New England, neighboring Canada and upstate New York later in the week.

There is a chance a third wave of low pressure rides northeastward later this week. Odds favor this system passing off the southern Atlantic Coast before reaching much of the cold air up north.

Additional pushes of arctic air will tend to punch a bit farther to the south next week as the implications of the stratospheric warming event that occurred earlier in the month near the North Pole are realized.

For more weather news visit AccuWeather.com.

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jtmuskie

Hope it put DC in a deep freeze for several months before they can do any more spending.

January 16 2013 at 9:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sw3401.sylvia

WHY DO THE NAYSAYERS ON CLIMATE CHANGE SINGLE OUT A CLIMATE BIG CHANGE AS NORMAL. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO GROUP ALL MAJOR CLIMATE CATASTROPHES AS MANMADE CARBON EMISSIONS (READ CHINA NOW) AND QUIT WASTING TIME SO WE CAN ALL REPEAT ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE IMPENDING DEMISE OF LIFE ALL LIFE ON THIS ONLY GOLDILOCKS PLANET PLEASE GET OFF YOUR IGNORANT PRATTLING AND PAY ATTENTION

January 16 2013 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deborah

It's missing Ohio? YES !

January 16 2013 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rosaelina

Well, peoples are saying when the end of the world is coming? It really can start very slow the process for the weather to start changing the climate! To me this can be just the beginning of how weather is telling us how it start.....I have notice every year It been getting ,cold, coldest, an colder and getting freezing and icy an real icy an real icier in many areas, almost like North Pole....

January 16 2013 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
edthez

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people.

January 16 2013 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
novem

Yes, its winter..we get ice and snow. How is this a news story?

January 16 2013 at 11:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jaackwells

....What's the story here....Winter brings storms unlike other 3 seasons ?....oh, that's right, Global Warming, Oops, excuse me, need to broaden the definition to Climate Change so as to blame all world wide disasters, has caused this normal annual winter storm.....

January 16 2013 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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