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.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
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