A weak storm moving through the Northeast brought ice and dangerous travel Wednesday morning in part of the mid-Atlantic and will bring snow into the evening in central and northern New England.
The storm has been responsible for multiple accidents and road closures in parts of western and central Pennsylvania early on Wednesday.
A combination of freezing rain, sleet and a bit of snow on cold ground and in sub-freezing air turned roads and sidewalks into a sheet of glass in central and eastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York, northern Maryland and northern New Jersey Wednesday morning.
In many cases, roads became a sheet of ice in a matter of minutes.
Rising temperatures Tuesday afternoon has allowed the ice to melt over the mid-Atlantic and avoid the major cities along I-95.
However, the storm will bring snow and a wintry mix to parts of central and northern New England and eastern upstate New York into Wednesday evening.
While less dangerous than a thin glaze of ice, the snow and wintry mix will bring a new round of travel delays and disruptions to daily activities.
Portions of Maine and New Hampshire could receive as much as half a foot of snow from the storm system.
As the storm strengthens a bit and swings toward the Maritimes, just enough cold air can sneak back in during Wednesday evening to cause a change from rain to snow in part of southern and coastal New England, including the Boston area.
Meanwhile, a clearing sky will allow temperatures to plummet below freezing over much of the Northeast Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for areas of black ice on their travels overnight into the morning commute Thursday.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over the northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
A budding tropical system threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with potential future impacts on China and Taiwan.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.
Marquette, Il (1988)
99 degrees for a date record.
Hurricane Bertha formed 450 miles east of Jacksonville, FL. Maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts to 90 mph.