Slick Start to New Year's Eve in the Northeast

By By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
January 01, 2012, 5:33:21 AM EST

While the weather looks great for midnight in New York City's Times Square, parts of the Northeast will have to contend with slick spots this morning.

The storm closing out 2011 in the Northeast looks relatively harmless on radar with showers moving through.

However, areas of dense fog are present and pockets of stubborn cold air are causing the rain to freeze on some surfaces from Pennsylvania to northern New England.

Even if the temperature is only one or two degrees above freezing, motorists should not let their guard down. Bridges and overpasses could still be slick.

At the very least, you may have to spend some extra time scraping water droplets off your car's windshield before leaving this morning.

The threat for icy spots will diminish as the morning progresses and temperatures warm.

The exception will be across northern Maine, where a wintry mix will persist through the afternoon.

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