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From Deep Freeze to Mild and Wet in the Northeast

January 10, 2014; 6:10 AM ET

Friday morning

Spotty snow moved across Pennsylvania as freezing rain broke out in Maryland and northern Virginia. Then, just in time for the morning commute, the precipitation became heavier. It was so slippery around the Philadelphia area that walking a few feet was an invitation to a nasty fall, and driving conditions deteriorated rapidly. Near Media, Pa., there was a 15-car pileup, and a photo of an overturned salt truck made the rounds on Twitter. Farther northeast, there were snow problems around New York City, Providence, R.I., and Boston.

Here's the morning video. As always, check back for updated videos on AccuWeather.com throughout the day, any day.

With a big high pressure area off the East coast and the nearest cold front in the Plains, there is time for mild air to replace the coldness all the way to Maine. The combination of melting snow and the coming rain will lead to street flooding and stream rises. The National Weather Service monitors the nation's rivers, and here is their outlook for the Middle Atlantic region from this morning.

In the I95 corridor, tomorrow will turn wetter and warmer. Sunday will turn dry and chillier, but no return of really chilly air is likely until midweek, and even then it will not rival the cold wave that swept through this week.

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.