A storm hitting areas that were severely impacted by Sandy will bring accumulating snow to northern New England Wednesday night into Thursday.
The northward progress of the storm's moisture will balance out with dry, cold air in the region.
The heaviest snow will take aim from southern and central Vermont to central New Hampshire, closer to the storm's moisture supply. As a result of this dry air, moisture confluence zone, a rather abrupt northern edge of the accumulating snow is possible.
Little or no snow is forecast to fall in northernmost New York and Vermont, with drier air winning the battle. However, several inches of snow can fall over northern New Hampshire and portions of Maine.
The strongest winds will remain along the coast, where mostly rain or a mix of rain and snow will fall.
However, the early season snow, being wet and clinging, can weigh down some trees and power lines across the interior.
Wind gusts near the coast will be that of a moderate nor'easter and can reach 50 mph, which can also cause a few power outages.
As is the case with many early season snowstorms, road conditions will vary from wet to slushy and snow covered.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A multi-vehicle accident involving cars and tractor-trailers occurred amid snowy weather and caused the shutdown of Interstate 90 in Lake County, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.
Conditions will be favorable for lake-effect snow through the end of the week, threatening low visibility and dangerous travel conditions.
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Washington, D.C. (1899)
-15 F., all time record low (3rd day in a row at least -7 F.
Tallahassee, FL (1899)
(11th-14th) During an arctic outbreak temps fell to -2 F., the lowest ever registered in the sunshine state.
Philadelphia, PA (1899)
(11th-14th) 18.9" of snow; fourth biggest snowstorm on record. Unofficially, 44" between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Blizzard conditions and high winds and bitter cold.