Early-Week Storm Spreading Snow From Midwest to Interior Northeast as It Soaks the East Coast

November 12, 2018

A storm system moving from the South to the East Coast early this week is bringing the first snow of the season to some cities while others are experiencing a soaking rain.

This weather system is currently bringing snow to parts of the Midwest and interior Northeast as heavy rain soaks the Southeast.


Current Radar, Watches and Warnings

Pueblo, Colorado (3.2 inches), and Amarillo, Texas (3 inches), both saw accumulating snow on Sunday. This was the first accumulating snow of the season in Amarillo and also the city's first since April 30, 2017.

Tulsa, Oklahoma (1.6 inches), Springfield, Missouri (1.5 inches), and St. Louis (0.8 inches) all saw their first measurable snow of the season Monday.

The wintry side of this system has now arrived in the interior Northeast.

The National Weather Service has posted winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings from parts of western and central New York northeastward into the Adirondacks, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire and northern Maine.


Winter Alerts

The low-pressure system will track near the Interstate 95 corridor in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Tuesday.

This system will produce snow where moisture from the storm interacts with cold-enough air, but where the cold air doesn't hold, rain will dominate instead. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is expected across the South and into the East.

Forecast

Tuesday

Snow is possible across the interior Northeast. Lingering snow showers are possible as far south as West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky.

Some areas will see the snow change over to rain as milder air attempts to nudge northward.

Rain is likely closer to the East Coast from southern New England southward, including the big Interstate 95 cities.

Lake-effect snowbands are likely southeast of the Great Lakes late Tuesday and into Wednesday.


Tuesday's Forecast

How Much Snow?

In the Northeast, the mountains of northern New England, the Adirondacks and the higher terrain south of New York's Mohawk Valley appear to have the best chance of significant snow from this system. Minor accumulations are possible in lower elevations of northern New England, western and central New York and northern Pennsylvania.


Snowfall Forecast

This East Coast system will track near or just inland of the Northeast Seaboard, with cold air retreating enough to produce predominantly rain along the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to Washington D.C.

Regardless, there may be flight delays due to this system at the major Northeast hubs Tuesday.


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