A weak storm that was over the Florida Peninsula on Wednesday has turned northward along the East Coast as expected.
The storm produced a period of wet snow and flurries along the mid-Atlantic coast during the day Thursday then brushed eastern Long Island and Cape Cod Thursday night.
The storm center remained well offshore. However, it brought enough snow for some slippery spots from Boston and Providence. Portions of southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island picked up between 6 and 10 inches of snow from the strengthening storm offshore.
The main part of the storm stayed offshore over the Atlantic Thursday but slammed ashore over the Gulf of St. Lawrence region early Friday. Canada Weather Expert Brett Anderson has more on the storm in his blog.
The circulation around the storm over the Maritimes Friday will create a new round of cold, blustery conditions from the eastern Great Lakes to the Northeast with snow showers inland. Areas immediately downwind of the eastern Great Lakes will receive additional snowfall.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are keeping an eye on a potential storm for early next week that is likely to hit parts of the Central states with snow and perhaps the South with severe weather and flooding rain over the Palm Sunday weekend.
The storm has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to parts of the central Appalachians and the mid-Atlantic coast Sunday night into Monday.
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While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.
Effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have been felt across the southern United States.
Cindy will continue to release torrential rainfall and raise the risk of flooding even as the storm pushes well inland over the United States into this weekend.