A Tale of Winter and Spring in the Northeast

By Anthony Sagliani, Meteorologist
December 10, 2012; 5:55 AM ET
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Low pressure lifting north of New York state will bring a smattering of different weather to the Northeast Monday.

A quick shot of morning snow will turn quickly to ice in northern New Hampshire and most of Maine. Before the changeover occurs, places like Newport, Berlin, Farmington and Bangor will see 1-3 inches.

In spots such as Presque Isle, Caribou and Houlton, a good 3-6 inches will fall before the snow changes to a dangerous mix of sleet and freezing rain.

The icy mess is expected to last much of the day Monday and into Monday night before finally becoming all rain in most places.

Further south, a warm and spring-like air mass will push into Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The warmth will come at a wet and stormy price, however, as a potent cold front cuts its way toward the region.

The day will start with showers in the I-95 corridor, but a band of heavy rain and thunderstorms will reach the area by late in the afternoon or evening.

The most likely areas for thunderstorms will be from about Philadelphia south to Baltimore and Washington D.C. as temperatures soar into the 60s.

Low clouds, rain and thunderstorms will cause plenty of delays at the airport for those traveling by plane.

It will not be any better on the roadways as I-95, I-80, I-70 and the major state turnpikes will all have areas of slow-going Monday morning.

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