Snowstorm Affecting Part of NEPA

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 7, 2012; 6:00 AM ET
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The nor'easter producing wind, rain and above normal tides to the coastal areas is bringing accumulating snow to part of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The region will be on a strengthening storm's western and colder side Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

A swath of dry air to the west is likely to create a sharp western edge to the accumulating snow with the best chance for a half a foot of snow over the Poconos, the hills of northwestern New Jersey and the Catskills. As a result people traveling eastward on I-80 or I-84 should expect delays and slippery roads over the high ground. More or less, I-81 will mark the approximate western edge of the heavy snow.

In the higher elevations, the wet snow will cling to trees and can cause sporadic power outages as a result.

Snow is forecast to fall as far south as Philadelphia and can mix in around New York City for a time.

In the Valley Cities of northeastern Pennsylvania, wet snow is likely with roads mostly wet. But, it could snow long enough, heavy enough to bring a coating to an inch, especially on grassy and elevated surfaces.

Cold air will continue to drill into the region on gusty northerly winds into Thursday. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be in the teens at times.

A major warmup is in store for the weekend.

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