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Snow Returns to the East Coast on Tuesday

An Alberta Clipper is expected to drop several inches of snow across the region
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Wintry Weather
(AP Photo)

Along the leading edge of the invading polar blast, nuisance snow will spread from the Midwest to the East Coast on Tuesday.

The snow will come courtesy of yet another Alberta Clipper, set to drop through the Dakotas and Ohio Valley Monday through Monday night with accumulations on the order of a coating to two inches.

The snow will streak across the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, then southern New England late in the day and evening.

Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected along the spine of the central and southern Appalachians and eastward to the Delmarva and southern New Jersey.

When snow that falls from Monday night is factored in, snow amounts will reach 2 inches across parts of the upper Ohio River Valley. Cape Cod could receive more than 3 inches if the snow continues past Tuesday evening.

In this zone lies Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Roanoke and Richmond, Va., Dover, Del., and Atlantic City, N.J.

A separate area of similar amounts will unfold across Cape Cod. AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to monitor the storm for the possibility of more of southern New England experiencing this steadier snow band.

A coating to an inch of snow is expected in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston as the snow grazes these two cities.

Even Norfolk, Va., Elizabeth City, N.C., and the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina will see a quick coating to an inch Tuesday afternoon and evening as the clipper races into the Atlantic.

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Even where a coating to an inch of snow is expected, Tuesday's snow will still be enough to turn some roads and sidewalks slippery.

Motorists planning to travel along I-64, I-66, I-68, I-70, I-81 and I-95 should use caution and prepare for possible slowdowns. Gusty and chilly winds developing on the backside of the clipper will blow the snow around, causing some reduction in visibility for motorists.

Airline passengers may experience some delays.

Tuesday's snow will come after a milder Monday along the East Coast.

A snow shower or two will even drop southward to Greenville, S.C., and Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday. Outside of any isolated heavier burst, the snow will leave little if any accumulation - though will still be a nice sight to see for children and those young at heart.

In the wake of the snow, the door will open for cold air to settle across the entire East for midweek. Highs on Wednesday will be held 10 to 20 degrees below normal, even down to Miami.

Sunday morning was the coldest so far this winter across most of South Florida. Frost even made a rare appearance in Naples and the western suburbs of the Palm Beach metro area.

Wednesday night will not be as cold as Sunday morning, but frost could return to the coldest interior locations of the Florida Peninsula.

After the midweek cold snap, fresh cold will follow for later in the week.


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Ayesha Harrison

Why are news stations in the Philadelphia area reporting 5-10 inches?

January 21 2014 at 8:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hambrock7

"Fresh Arctic Air", almost sound's refreshing....grrrr...

January 21 2014 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jusswundrin

A sure sign that the end is near, right? Snow in winter?

January 21 2014 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jusswundrin

This must be a sign that the end is near....right? Snow in winter, right?

January 21 2014 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debra

Canada, Russia, Greenland, etc is laughing at the drama the weather news is giving. I as well recall as a small child in the 70's the snow being my over height (after the shoveling).. Sure it's daunting when traveling, but such is life.

January 21 2014 at 8:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scottee

curious that the private sector worked on Monday, MLK day, and on snow days (today, tuesday) but the government does not.

January 21 2014 at 8:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
charlesjbarneysr

Seems like AOL might like to update this seeing there is supposed to be about three times as much snow as originally thought.

January 21 2014 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lcourt1213

I remember the blizzard of 1978 I was in Jamestown,NY I never saw snow like that in my life the roads were all closed everything was closed I had a 68 firebrd parked in the Jamestown college parking lot I could not find it for a week they said not to drive or it was a 1000.00 fine and they would take your car Even if I could find my car I sure could not get it out of the parking Lot HA HA snow over the tops of people houses It was unreal

January 21 2014 at 8:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ann7001

jenttaub, Florida needs a little snow to kill some of those big bugs.

January 21 2014 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rtgarton

Dont miss the snow on bit in the Carollinas. Bless your heart

January 21 2014 at 8:21 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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west83jazz

It's NORTH Carolina, snowing there is NOT unusual. It will be more surprising if the article said EVEN in Florida, Louisiana or southern Texas.

January 21 2014 at 8:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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