Snow, ice and rain slow travel in northeastern US

By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
January 17, 2017, 9:10:49 PM EST


    A storm with rain, ice and snow will continue to affect the northeastern United States into Wednesday with wet and wintry travel.

    While the worst of the ice from the storm occurred over the central U.S. this past weekend and on Monday, wintry weather will in parts of New England and upstate New York will continue to cause slippery travel and disruptions to daily activities.

    "From the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to western and southern New York state and along the southern coast of New England, the storm will bring rain for its duration," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

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    Despite the lack of wintry weather, motorists from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and New York City will face longer-than-average commute times as they contend with poor visibility and wet roads.

    As the mild air moves over the cold ground, fog can further slow travel on the highways. A low cloud ceiling can lead to airline delays.

    As the moisture runs into stubborn cold air across northeastern New York state and central and northern New England, snow and ice will occur.

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    From portions of Vermont, New Hampshire and central and southwestern Maine, enough snow to shovel and plow will fall.

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    "While Boston is likely to receive little or no snow and ice from the storm, areas a few dozen miles to the northwest, such as around Concord, New Hampshire, may receive a heavy snowfall, making travel difficult," according to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.

    As the storm leaves on Wednesday afternoon, there can be lingering rain and snow showers across interior areas.

    Dry weather will return during Wednesday night and continue into the daylight hours on Friday.

    "The progression of the next storm may be so slow that precipitation holds off until the latter part of the weekend or early next week," Sosnowski said.

    Take away the snow into Wednesday and some chill this weekend for New England and much of the eastern half of the nation can expect springlike conditions well into next week.

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