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Interior Snow, Blustery Conditions for Northeast

By By Dan DePodwin, meteorologist
April 12, 2012, 11:27:55 AM EDT

Cool, damp, blustery and even snowy conditions will persist across the Northeast. A brisk northwesterly flow of air from northern Canada will keep temperatures in the 40s and 50s and a gusty breeze will make it feel even chillier.

Snow showers will fly in interior portions of the Northeast, especially in the higher elevations. Residents from the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania through much of northern New England and even into the Berkshires of New Hampshire can expect to see some snowflakes.

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This inclement weather already had an impact farther west on Tuesday. The Cleveland Indians were forced to postpone their baseball game against the Chicago White Sox due to the cold temperatures and bouts of snow.

While no significant accumulation is expected, some of the higher elevations could pick up a quick coating where snow comes down at a moderate clip for a time. This could briefly lead to slick road conditions before the snow melts.

East of the mountains, along the I-95 corridor, slightly warmer temperatures will allow precipitation to remain all liquid. However wind gusts to 25 mph will still make for a blustery day from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Umbrellas will be needed in this region too with spotty rain showers throughout the day.


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Farther south in the mid-Atlantic, the main story will be the drastically cooler temperatures. While no precipitation is expected in the Carolinas, temperatures will struggle to reach the 60-degree mark. In Raleigh, N.C., it could be the coldest day since March 10th!

While these weather conditions are not unprecedented for the middle of April, they are in sharp contrast to the unusual warmth of the last month.

A moderating trend in temperatures will begin on Thursday as high pressure dominates the weather and the brisk northwesterly flow subsides. Warmer and drier weather should continue into the first part of the weekend before the next storm system pushes rain back into the region.


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