A frequent storm track across the interior Northeast means more snow for the interior Northeast and northern New England and more changeover events for the big I-95 cities.
However, Paul Pastelok, expert long-range meteorologist and leader of the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team, expects some changes following a mild November for most.
Breakdown of the Updates to the Northeast Winter Forecast:
-Temperatures were brought up a bit for the entire region with less frequent, harsh cold spells expected, especially for early December.
-More changeover or mix events expected for I-95 corridor from mid-Atlantic through New England
While temperatures were bumped up in the Northeast with near-normal snowfall expected in the I-95 cities, there will still be some cold snaps. According to Pastelok, the coldest part of the winter should be late December and January.
Normal snowfall in New York City is 25 inches, and Philadelphia's normal snowfall is about 21 inches. Both cities are forecast to receive near or just below-normal snowfall. Boston will receive near-normal snowfall as well following a busy winter last year.
The Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania should also get a near-normal snowfall of around 25-30 inches. State College, Pa., the home of AccuWeather.com Headquarters, will be in the path of near-normal snowfall of 35-45 inches this winter.
More rain with perhaps some wintry mixes are anticipated for Washington, D.C., due to a ridge of high pressure setting up along the Southeast coast and forcing storms farther inland than last year.
Some areas that have already received hefty snowfall in October are in line to get above-normal snowfall for the winter. Some portions of the interior Northeast and northern New England will get above-normal snowfall.
Pittsburgh and Burlington are among the cities that could be hit by above-normal snowfall. Normal snowfall in Pittsburgh is 43 inches.
An ice storm, which could be the worst to hit the United States in years, is unfolding across portions of the southern Plains late this week.
Despite the mild air through midweek, the city is experiencing a drastic temperature drop to end the week.
The city will see snow a few times in the coming days as temperatures plummet.
After the midweek system accompanied with snow exits the area, frigid air will pour into the area.
While balmy air and rain will affect State College and central Pennsylvania into Thursday night, a return of colder air will be accompanied by a change to snow and slippery travel late Friday.
While balmy air and rain will affect Pittsburgh into Thursday night, a return of colder air will be accompanied by a change to snow and slippery travel Friday.
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