Snow to streak from Minneapolis, Chicago to Boston and perhaps New York City this week

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
February 26, 2019, 10:27:38 AM EST

A fast-moving storm with a swath of accumulating snow will streak across the northern tier of the United States and bring slippery travel across several major hubs through early Thursday.

The main batch of snow and slippery travel will affect the cities of Minneapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee into Tuesday night.

The area from Detroit to Cleveland can expect slippery conditions from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Snow Timing Static

Snow will then spread from New York state, northern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey to central and southern New England later Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Snow is forecast to exit eastern New England during Thursday morning.

"Snowfall is forecast to be generally light along the way with a general accumulation of 1-3 inches," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

NE Snow Map 2.26 AM

"However, a few locations in the heart of the storm's moisture may pick up 5 or 6 inches of snow," Anderson said.

There can be an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 9 inches across parts of New York state and southeast New England where snow will fall for the longest amount of time.

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Buffalo and Albany, New York, as well as Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston are likely to receive a few to as many as six inches of snow from the storm.

New York City will likely be on the southern edge of the accumulating snow. A southward shift in the storm track by as little as 25 miles may bring the city an inch or two of snow.

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Essentially, Interstate 80 will be close to the southern edge of the accumulating snow in the Midwest and Northeast.

In the storm's wake, spotty snow showers may dip farther south over the central Appalachians.

Ahead of, during and behind the streak of snow, cold weather will dominate much of the northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott.

The cold conditions will add to the difficulties for people still without power following the hurricane-like windstorm and for crews trying to restore power.

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