Bone-chilling rain, howling winds and snow are all expected impacts of a major storm that will gather in the East before Halloween.
A chilly, soaking rain will spread from the Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Thursday. The storm bringing the damp, dreary weather will be the same one responsible for unleashing snow in the Rockies, including in Denver, at midweek.
A corridor from the Tennessee and Ohio Valley through the I-95 corridor will get drenched by 1-2 inches of rain.
While widespread flooding is not anticipated in the Northeast, the rain may fall heavily enough in a few communities to cause flooding in poor drainage areas. Drains clogged by leaves could lead to some incidents of flooding.
Rain, low clouds and wind could lead to delays at the major airports of the Northeast from Boston to New York City and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Gusty winds behind the storm will drive the chilly air that will grip the Great Lakes and the Northeast through Halloween weekend.
"Rain will mix and perhaps change to a wet snow from the higher elevations of northwestern Pennsylvania, the southern tier of New York state through the mountains of New England," according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde.
"There could be some accumulation of snow in the higher elevations of central New England," Rinde added.
Another storm moving fast on the heels of the mid-week storm will spread some rain and snow showers across areas downwind of the Great Lakes and could bring another period of rain and wet snow over the Northeast Friday night and Saturday.
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A push of cooler air will slash summerlike conditions across the Upper Midwest then in the Northeast beginning this weekend.
Flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma are in line for additional rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms into Saturday night.
The same cold front poised to mark and end to the midsummerlike warmth will also spread rain and thunderstorms into the region this weekend.
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