Spotty Ice Interior New York, Pennsylvania Friday Morning

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
December 7, 2012; 4:23 AM ET
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Freezing rain could coat some surfaces in portions of Pennsylvania and upstate New York early Friday.

Just enough cold air may linger in the lower levels of the atmosphere as rain advances from the Ohio Valley Friday to bring icy spots to start the day.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to travel with caution from the central and northeastern counties of Pennsylvania to parts of the southern tier of New York and the Catskills.

The ice is most likely on elevated surfaces, such as vehicles and tree limbs, but slippery, black ice conditions are possible on untreated highways and secondary roads, especially on bridges and overpasses.

As warmer air flows into the region, any icy spots will melt on their own during the late morning and afternoon hours Friday.

The flow of air will bring another dose of springlike conditions to much of the mid-Atlantic region and southern New England over the weekend into the first part of next week.

However, farther north, the cold air will hold its ground over northern upstate New York and neighboring Canada with a wintry mix in store through Saturday.

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