Plunging temps add to winter feel after 1st snowfall coats Northeast
As cold air lingers, some locations could receive another round of lake-effect snow.
The storm that moved through the Northeast on Thursday and Thursday night brought the first taste of winter to parts of the region with enough snow to lead to some light accumulations and slippery travel conditions.
A storm moved into the Plains on Wednesday where it brought periods of heavy rainfall and spotty thunderstorms from the Great Basin and into the Tennessee Valley.
As the storm moved toward the Ohio Valley Wednesday night it ran into colder air and combined with the clipper system swinging through the Great Lakes region.
During this time rain arrived across Pennsylvania and into southern New York, while snow was limited to northern New York and New England.
Rain expanded farther north into southern New England on Thursday.
The storm pushed east throughout the day on Thursday and many areas with precipitation that started as rain transitioned to snow into the afternoon and evening hours.
The sun rises on Friday morning over a snowladen farm in Mansfield, PA (Photo/courtesy Valerie Baker)
As of early Friday morning, snowfall reports between 1 and 3 inches were common from northwestern Pennsylvania into southern New England.
Snowfall totals climbed into the 3- to 6-inch range across northern New England, especially into the higher elevations. At this time the highest snowfall total was 5 inches in Houlton, Maine, located near the border with New Brunswick.
Fresh snow lined the ground in Warren, Vermont, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (Photo/AccuWeather Correspondent Julia Weiden)
While most accumulations were limited to non-paved surfaces, quick bouts of snow led to slippery travel conditions.
Conditions dried out across the Northeast later in the day on Thursday as the storm system moved out of the region. In its wake Arctic air from Canada filtered into the region.
While some areas avoided snow accumulations on roads, temperatures falling below freezing overnight led to icy spots for Friday morning's commute.
The lake-effect snow machine kicked into action on Thursday as the bitterly cold air flowed over the warm water of the Great Lakes. Snow squalls developed along the southern and eastern sides of the Great Lakes through Thursday night.
Snow coated the lawn and roads on a farm in Mansfield (Photo/courtesy Valerie Baker)
Lake-effect snow showers will continue at times into Friday morning. By the afternoon, high pressure will settle over the area and winds will die down, shutting off the snow machine.
Snow can continue into Friday night in western portions of the Great Lakes as a small clipper system is expected to swing into the area. This can lead to some additional snow accumulations, mainly in Michigan.
The main story on Friday will be the bitter cold extending from the southern Plains to the East.
Late this weekend the next storm system will begin to take shape across the Plains, which will bring the next round of snow and ice to the Plains and into the Northeast into the beginning of next week.Report a Typo
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