Clippers to bring wintery weather to Northeast, Southeast
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:58 -
Several rounds of snow and ice are expected from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic states during the next week, as a series of Alberta Clippers slide down from Canada.
The Jet Stream pattern, unlike many other weeks of this winter, will dip further south reaching portions of the Tennessee River Valley and the mid-Atlantic. For some of the areas affected by the storms, this will be the first real snow of this very unusual winter.
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WATCH BELOW: Timing of systems
First storm to bring snow from Great Lakes to Northeast
The first of the snowstorms will be moving east south of the Great Lakes across the Ohio River Valley between Thursday and Friday. A swath of snow, ice and a mix of rain and snow will extend from southern Michigan and northern Indiana across Ohio, Pennsylvania, into the New England area. Not a great deal of snow is expected although some areas could end-up seeing 3 to 4 inches.
Major urban areas like New York or Boston will be picking up 1 to 2 inches of snow mainly during the first half of Friday, The I-80 and in some cases the I-70 corridors, will be snow coated, with the greatest accumulations occurring Thursday night around the Appalachians and western Pennsylvania.
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Weekend storm delivers snow farther south
The second of the storms will deliver a new swath of snow from the northern Plains south into the central Mississippi Valley, the Ohio River Valley and the Appalachians. South of these areas the system will be very active bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and a potential for severe weather from Louisiana across to Georgia and the Carolinas.
This storm is also expected to bring some ice action from Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee into Virginia and North Carolina. Icy roads conditions and power outages are possible in some of these areas depending and how much is accumulated.
A considerable drop in temperatures is expected along much of the southeast over the weekend as the storm tracks west to east.
The storm track will continue to deliver some more winter action to the northeast early next week, as storm number 3 rolls between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi and Ohio River Valley's into the northeast.
Despite potential changes in the storm predicted path and intensity, the New England area could see the heaviest of the snow accompanied by gusty winds as the low pressure center approaches the coast and intensifies. Some areas could receive more than a foot of snow Monday through Wednesday. For more details on the developing Nor'easter, click here.
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