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Chilly Through at Least Easter

March 21, 2013; 8:02 AM ET

Thursday 10 a.m.

A band of mostly light and spotty snow has stretched from eastern Virginia to southern New England this morning. The best chance for getting up to a few inches is in southeastern New England, especially Cape Cod. Lake-effect snow continues south of Buffalo and northeast of Syracuse. The wind will become more northwesterly across New York state tonight, and that favors snow south of Buffalo and right into Syracuse.

The cold will ease in the Middle Atlantic region as we go into the weekend, but gusty winds will erase the impact of any higher temperatures in New England.

The next storm looks like it will take the southern route across the Plains and into the Middle Atlantic states. If it reaches the D.C. to NYC corridor, I think snow is more likely than rain and greatest accumulation would occur if most of the precipitation comes on Sunday night. Here is today's video:

Last year at this time, temperatures were reaching the 70s and 80s from Chicago to Boston. Now it is 40-50 degrees colder and some areas are having snow.

This is how it looked from my front yard in central Pennsylvania with the last snowfall.

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Elliot Abrams
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