Snow, Ice Creating Treacherous Travel in New England

By Matt Alto, Meteorologist
December 17, 2012; 6:01 AM ET
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UPDATE 6:25 a.m. EST Monday:
Freezing rain in Massachusetts is causing treacherous roadways. School delays have resulted the hazardous travel, according to WBZ in Boston.


The storm that brought a wintry mix to the Midwest Saturday will continue to create slick spots across parts of the Northeast into Monday.

Old man winter is making a visit to cities and towns from northern New York state to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as across the neighboring Canadian communities in the St. Lawrence Valley.

While not a blockbuster winter storm, enough snow and ice is falling to create slick and dangerous travel.

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Not everyone will see the wintry weather as a nuisance, those hoping to hit the ski slopes across New England will welcome the snow. A fresh 1 to 3 inches is expected to accumulate.

For those looking for an end to the hazardous travel conditions, relief will gradually come in a south-to-north fashion northward to Portland, Maine, and Burlington, Vt., into Monday.

As warmer air flows northward, any snow or wintry mix will change over to rain.

Farther to the south, the rest of the Northeast will remain damp into Monday with steadier rain reaching the mid-Atlantic Monday afternoon as another storm system arrives.

That rain will continue to spread across the Northeast Monday night into Tuesday with more snow and ice across northern New England.

Colder air on the storm's backside will pour across the central Appalachians on Tuesday, but only near the eastern Great Lakes and in the higher elevations of the central Appalachians will the air be cold enough for wet snow to mix in.

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