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Blizzard to Lash Eastern New England Today

Yet another serious winter storm batters the northeast
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014



Into the first part of the weekend, light to moderate snow will push from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states, but a blizzard is forecast to develop in eastern New England.

The storm has the potential to bring a new round of ground and airline disruptions to parts of the South and East that were hit with the winter storm at midweek.

So far, the storm has been rather weak but it will gain strength Saturday afternoon. Friday and Friday night, the storm brought just enough snow to treat, shovel and plow from parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to much of Kentucky and Tennessee.

The storm brought between 1 and 4 inches over a large part of Iowa and northern Missouri early on Friday. As it traveled across the Midwest on Friday afternoon and night, it brought slightly heavier accumulations to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Astoria, Ill., was blanketed with 6 inches of fresh snow, as was Friendship, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio, had around 5 inches fall.



On the southern edge of the storm, rain and also a wintry mix fell in parts of middle Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Georgia, central North Carolina and central Virginia on Friday night.

A swath of snow will continue to affect parts of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York during Saturday morning. A couple of inches could fall on parts of these states, with locally higher amounts. The snow could conceal patches of ice beneath.Snow-covered roads will be an issue for any motorists with weekend travel plans.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution Saturday morning along major interstates in the mid-Atlantic, including I-68, I-76, I-79, I-81, and I-95. The fresh snow and slush will make for slippery travel. Similar conditions in southeastern Pennsylvania early on Friday morning contributed to a multiple vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, north of Philadelphia.

This storm will strengthen upon nearing the coast. As this happens, more substantial snow-related problems may begin to unfold.



A shield of snow will expand throughout Saturday, first stretching along the Appalachians and then expanding into the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Several inches of snow should fall across much of this area by Saturday afternoon.

As an area of low pressure strengthens off the coast, heavier snow will develop in much of New England by Saturday night. Rapidly deteriorating conditions are expected from Long Island through Maine.

How much strengthening the storm does just offshore will determine how much snow falls and how strong winds get over Long Island, southeastern New England and the Maritimes. Odds favor windswept snow to develop in part of this area, if not a full-blown blizzard. This includes the city of Boston and Cape Cod, Mass., to coastal Maine.



RELATED:
How to Navigate Winter Storm Flight Delays
Northeast Interactive Radar
Risk of Falls, Accidents to Continue Well After Snowstorms Depart


Major cities that have the best chance at receiving a period or two of accumulating snow from the new storm include Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.

Updates on this storm will continue on AccuWeather.com.

Despite the piling on nature of the storms of late, there is light at the end of the tunnel for warm weather fans and parents dealing with loss of work when kids have an excess number of snow days.



Steering-level winds will shift later next week allowing warmer air now building over the Southwest to expand northward and eastward.

The upcoming pattern will deliver a thaw. In addition to the release of winter's grip in many areas, concerns for ice jam flooding may be raised.

PHOTOS ON SKYE: Winter Storm Takes Aim at East Coast

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rmrdave2005

look at the last 110 yrs its been mild to extreme there were no global warming then until auto and factorys started in production and the earth is moving closer to the sun slowly but surely a little bit at a time it says in the bible the earth will be destroyed by fire next time

February 16 2014 at 4:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mlfmcg

After God flooded the earth, ad rebuilt it with Noah and the arc..he promised he would never do anything like that again. stop reading revelations so much and try and do His work instead of worrying about the end of the world. It will make both you and God happy!!!

February 16 2014 at 10:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rmrdave2005

lock at the last 110 yrs this weather has been happening all along from mild to extreme

February 16 2014 at 3:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DANIEL RONDISH

snow reminds me of my childhood days,but we got much more than we are getting now,4-6 feet at 1 time....

February 16 2014 at 3:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lkplumley

This climate change is crazy. First it's hot, then it cools off, then it's cold, then it warms up again, then it's hot...Every year! It just keeps CHANGING.

February 15 2014 at 11:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Stephen

Any more of this global warming and I am going to have to buy a new snow thrower.

February 15 2014 at 11:41 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
YourFtr

Dog-Picture....
Ruff!
Ruff-Snow!
Ruff-John!
Ruff-Kerry!
Ruff-Under!
Ruff-again!!
RUFFF!!!

February 15 2014 at 9:21 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Vinny

That dog is a Wheaten Terrier. A wonderful dog.

February 15 2014 at 11:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mnhtn24

We've been warned for many years bur to no avail'
Big business has chosen to ignore the warnings.
Now we are ALL paying the price for GREED.
Global Warning and temperature changes, may be here to stay..
/Arnold Magraner(mnhtn24@aol.com)

February 15 2014 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jibvii

Well you all voted for it SO YOU GOT IT

February 15 2014 at 10:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

Some can't think past the hour, can't wait to see your posts in August.

February 15 2014 at 8:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wbob340

I wrote a poem: Roses are red, The skys are all gray. I wish someone would make, all this snow go away!

February 15 2014 at 7:13 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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fnnll1

Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow

February 15 2014 at 8:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Sylvan

Carol a lot of women work from their home for a lot more then $90 per hr

That is until the vice squad shows up

February 15 2014 at 7:07 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
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