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    Northeast: Snow Today, but Much Milder Late This Week

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    12/17/2013, 5:30:40 AM

    Tuesday morning

    Patches of snow greeted the dawn from Philadelphia to New York City, but accumulations ranged from a trace to an inch and half. Some more snow or snow showers can occur this afternoon and evening. At the southeast edge of the snow area, there is some sleet and freezing rain. Watch for slippery places. Farther north, snow was steady from Syracuse to Albany, and much of New England will have a fresh mantle of white by the time the storm heads into the Canadian Maritimes late tomorrow..

    As winds become southwesterly aloft, mild air will move northeast from the Gulf states. It is likely to feel like spring this weekend in the I-95 corridor at least as far north as New Jersey. At the same time, cold air will spread eastward from the northern Plains, and temperatures this weekend are likely to be in the 20s and 30s from the Great Lakes into northern New England.

    This map shows the NAM's projection for this Friday night. The isobaric pattern suggests there is a southwesterly flow of mild air from the Gulf states to the Middle Atlantic region. Farther north, we see evidence of the frontal boundary that separates the mild air from the chillier air I mentioned before.


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