While the event will is not likely to translate into a major storm, it will bring a couple of inches of wet snow and slippery travel to part of the I-95 and I-81 corridors.
Marginal temperatures will continue to be an issue with rain versus snow for this storm as it pushes toward the upper coast of the mid-Atlantic later Wednesday and Wednesday night. The track of the system will also be crucial as to how much moisture is thrown into the region.
The first part of the storm would be rain for areas from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and perhaps as far north as New York City, Long Island and southern New England. However, it is possible that just like over part of the central Appalachians earlier in the day, that a change from rain to a period of wet snow takes place.
If the snow comes down hard for a short time, it could quickly cause roads to transition from wet to slushy to snow covered in some cases in time for part of the evening drive Wednesday.
At any rate, it does not appear that the storm will bring a widespread heavy accumulation of snow from Kentucky to the mid-Atlantic, but pockets of a few inches of snow are indeed possible.
Only a storm tracking farther north in the East would mean a band of moderate to locally heavy snow setting up from the central Appalachians to southern New England, because such a storm would be somewhat stronger than a system passing by farther south.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists continue to weigh the storm's track to keep aware of the potential for a larger storm during the coming weekend in much of the eastern half of the nation.
Even if the storm this weekend swings wide of the coast, additional large storms are likely for the eastern half of the nation through the end of February.
Cold air will push into the Deep South and could even bring a couple of nights of frosty temperatures to central Florida.
The atmosphere appears to be building a pipeline of storms for the next few weeks.
The period of snow late Wednesday into Wednesday night can bring a covering of snow to some locations in the mid-Atlantic that have seen little or no snow this winter. (Photos.com file image and thumbnail)
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
A cold front pushing through the Southeast will bring the risk of severe weather to part of the region Thursday.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms that blasted areas of Arkansas with damaging winds and heavy rainfall will continue to race through eastern Texas.
As California continues to be plagued by intense drought conditions, some surfers are reaping what may be one of very few benefits to such a dry season.
North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.
New York (1975)
Severe thunderstorms in western and central NY: lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."
Southeastern MA (1990)
Torrential rains: Middleboro 7.20" Bridgewater 5.00" Tauton 4.33" Abington 3.05" Cars were stranded in high water in Fall River, MA.