Before a more potent storm brings March to an end on an extremely snowy note across the Northeast, a zone of wet snow will fall from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic today into tonight.
Today's snow will continue to expand from the Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians, even falling as far east as Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
"This will be the third such system to do so in less than five days," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski on Tuesday.
While the late-week snowstorm could bring severe disruptions to travel and daily routines, the snow through tonight will prove to be more of a nuisance event for residents.
Snow totals into tonight will be held under 3 inches, away from the West Virginia mountains. Most of the accumulating snow will be confined to grassy and elevated surfaces during the daylight hours.
More roads will turn snow covered and slick tonight with cooling temperatures and the loss of the stronger late-March sun's energy.
A bit of wet snow and rain will linger across the mid-Atlantic on Thursday as the storm set to become a more substantial snowmaker approaches.
Temperatures will plummet by as much as 35 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 24 hours along the I-95 corridor from New York City and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Airport and roadway delays are mounting as a snowstorm begins over the Midwest with its sights set on the Northeast later in the day.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
The total count of tornadoes nationwide at the end of this year is challenging to predict, but some similarities to last year's severe weather season are likely in 2014.
Dust storms rolled through parts of New Mexico and Texas Tuesday night, March 11, 2014, reducing visibilities to near zero.
Damaging thunderstorms will threaten North Carolina to southeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Late-season snow; heaviest in the central mountains. Some amounts (in inches)... Seven Springs: 12 State College: 10-12 Johnstown: 9
Eastern States (1993)
One of the most powerful storms on record left a trail of destruction over a large area from Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico northward to eastern Canada (March 12-14). "The Storm of the Century," killed more than 110 people, broke snowfall and pressure readings in 13 cities and set record low temperatures in 132 locations. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through Florida. Beach erosion and coastal flooding were common up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Coastal winds gusted to 50-90 mph. Six to twelve inches of snow fell on average from Washington, D.C., to Boston, MA. The snow was followed by sleet and rain. A total of 2-3 feet of snow fell from the mountains of North Carolina to central New York state. Drifts were of massive proportions.
6 waterspouts were spotted by a pilot between Seal Beach and Santa Catalina Island.