Winter Storm to Plow Across Eastern New England Saturday Afternoon
By By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist.
January 25, 2015, 12:53:16 PM EST
After bringing rain and snow to the mid-Atlantic Friday night, a winter storm will focus on eastern New England through Saturday afternoon.
Plenty of moisture, a lack of arctic air and a fast-moving, but strengthening storm were all weighing in to bring a wintry mess along the Atlantic Seaboard during the first part of the weekend.
Enough rain, snow or a mix thereof slowed travel for a time along Interstate 81 from Virginia to Pennsylvania and on I-95 from Maryland to Maine.
While travel conditions have improved over much of the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England during Saturday, motorist should anticipate delays into Saturday evening in eastern New England along I-95 in northeastern Massachusetts through Maine.
The storm with its snow, rain and low clouds caused flight delays from Philadelphia to Boston at times.
Slushy travel may be followed by poor drainage area flooding on Saturday along the southern New England coast.
A very short distance from southeast to northwest in the I-95 corridor may define just wet roads to snow and slippery travel.
As the storm rapidly strengthens along the New England coast, winds will increase over the Northeast. Gusts past 50 mph are possible on Cape Cod Saturday evening.
Heavy snow will hit part of southeastern Canada.
According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Evan Duffy, "During Saturday night into Sunday the storm will spread a swath of heavy snow and increasing wind from New Brunswick to Labrador, Canada."
The storm deposited a general 3-6 inches of snow over central and northeastern Pennsylvania to northern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley of New York state with locally higher amounts.
A general 1-3 inches of snow fell from parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to West Virginia, southeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Skiers can expect the storm to cooperate for the most part this weekend. While the biggest snow will not reach most resorts, drenching rain will not reach ski areas from the Poconos to northern New England.
Another storm with snow will affect the Midwest later this weekend and then the coastal Northeast during the first part of next week. Indications are the storm on Monday will have colder air to work with and could bring snow all the way to the mid-Atlantic beaches.
AccuWeather.com will continue to provide updates on this and other storms through the weekend.
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