High winds howling to 60 mph across the Northeast into this evening will likely result in additional travel delays.
A snowstorm departing into the Maritime provinces of Canada is being followed by very high winds pushing in colder air.
Howling winds will continue to blast the eastern Great Lakes through early this evening, with the highest winds will blasting New England the first half of tonight.
The strong winds will likely cause additional flight delays, including for the major airports like Philadelphia, Newark, La Guardia, JFK and Boston-Logan International Airports.
The high winds and snow squalls have already contributed to a massive pile-up along Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania.
Below is a list of peak wind gusts through Saturday afternoon:
Allentown, Pa.: 46 MPH
Lancaster, Pa.: 51 MPH
New York (La Guardia), N.Y.: 47 MPH
BWI Airport: 48 MPH
Boston, Mass.: 54 MPH
Worchester, Mass.: 58 MPH
Rchester, N.Y.: 52 MPH
Altoona, Pa.: 45 MPH
Travel for high-profile vehicles, such as campers and semi-trucks, will also be dangerous in the highest crosswinds.
"Some tree branches and a few power lines could be downed," said AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "Trash cans left out will be blown around."
Besides causing travel headaches and some localized damage, the high winds will contribute to AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures that are 10-15 degrees lower than actual temperatures. This may be shocking following a mild Friday across the southern mid-Atlantic, with highs reaching the 50s, 60s and even 70s.
The colder air rushing across the still mild and mostly unfrozen Great Lakes will trigger lake-effect snow showers for typical snowbelts downwind of the lakes through tonight.
The heaviest bands will continue to set up downwind of Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York state through this evening. Heavy bands of snow will continue downwind of Lake Ontario across New York state as well.
Motorists in Erie, Pa., and Syracuse, N.Y., should be prepared for sudden bursts of snow that reduce the visibility and create slippery roads.
Quick bursts of snow will also whiten the Appalachians all the way southward into the mountains of North Carolina.
Earlier this week, a strengthening nor'easter battered New England, causing widespread damage across the region while storms continued to drench and blast the coastal Northwest.
Conditions will improve across the Northeast on Friday as this week's nor'easter shifts away from the region.
A siege of Pacific storms will continue to drench and blast the coastal Northwest into next week and will be joined by Ana.
After many locations over the Plains feel like late summer this weekend, the record-challenging warmth will expand to the Northeast next week.
The disturbance responsible for drenching South Florida downpours will swing toward Bermuda this weekend, while the former Tropical Depression 9 lurks in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
The NFL returns to London this weekend amid a mild stretch of weather.
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