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    Snow, Slippery Travel and Cold Sweep Through Harrisburg

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    January 04, 2014, 1:04:12 AM EST

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    A storm with snow and slippery travel will affect Harrisburg Thursday night and will be followed by frigid air Friday.

    AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the a snowstorm taking aim on the Northeast during Thursday into Friday.

    A general light to moderate snowfall is forecast for the region, but enough snow will fall to make roads slippery and cause slow travel locally. The worst of the storm will be Thursday evening. Initially, roads will be wet and slushy. As temperatures fall causing wet and slushy areas to freeze.


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    Much heavier snow is forecast farther to the northeast with blizzard conditions likely from New York City to Boston Thursday night. If the storm were to strengthen faster than expected off the New Jersey coast, heavy snow could be thrown back across south central Pennsylvania.

    Regardless of the amount of snow that falls around Harrisburg and vicinity, Friday will bring the coldest weather of the season so far and the coldest weather in about four years with a biting wind causing blowing snow in open areas.

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    After a cold and tranquil Saturday, a brief spell of mild weather will move in Sunday into Sunday night. Monday will turn sharply colder. Any wet and slushy areas will freeze during the day.

    Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the snowstorm in the Northeast and Midwest, along with the brutal cold.

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