The next winter storm to impact MA promises snow Wednesday night with a transition to freezing rain in the early morning hours Thursday and then to rain later that morning.
Only a few inches of snow fell along the Interstate 95 corridor from NY to Washington, but it was enough to put a scare into an area that has seen little of it this winter.
Look for snow to overspread the area from southwest to northeast after midnight and really pick up by the Wednesday morning commute. You may need extra time to brush off the vehicle, or chisel ice off as well.
The snow is forecast to turn to freezing rain and then rain before the end of the day. Then in the wee-hours of Wednesday morning, that messy mix would change to a pouring rain with street flooding greeting the first light of day.
Snow falls on the White House during Wednesday's winter storm.
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Freezing drizzle will linger until 7 a.m., forecasters at the National Weather Service predicted, when precipitation is expected to move offshore. "All other locations will see.10" of ice accumulation or less. In some storms, it goes from cloudy to heavy snow in a short amount of time.
Schools, businesses and government offices in Kansas closed or announced plans to start late. Plain rain will start to win out late Wednesday evening as temperatures rise above freezing.
- Another snow storm expected to roll in to the Twin Cities Wednesday could push the month's snow total into record-setting territory. Washington's Reagan National Airport led the pack.
Northern Virginia is preparing for snow and ice Wednesday.
Amtrak earlier announced modifications to its Keystone service between NY and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
More than 200 million Americans, including residents in the region, will see a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the system.