Elliot Abrams

Rain in the Northeast Corridor tonight. Could snow be next?

By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
12/05/2017, 10:08:55 AM

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1. Today's video addresses some of the issues on whether or not it can snow in the I-95 corridor later Friday or Saturday.



The cold front moving across Ohio is preceded by a southerly flow of mild air and followed by a rush of cold air.



The rain crossing the Gulf states will likely affect areas from the Carolinas on south later this week as a cold front from the north stalls.

4. Last night's GFS operational run showed this setup Friday night:

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5. Whereas the map above suggests some snow will fall from Maryland to Maine, other models suggest all the precipitation will be farther south and east. Until the system takes shape and we see more details about support aloft, the snow is just potential... which we don't have to shovel.

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