Winter Storm Hunter spreading a mess of snow, ice from the Central Appalachians to Northern New England

By: Jonathan Erdman, Chris Dolce, Brian Donegan for Weather.com 

  • Snow and ice will move through the Northeast on Saturday.
  • Heavy snow is possible from the eastern Great Lakes into northern New England.
  • Portions of New England could see damaging ice accumulations.
  • Accumulating ice could lead to slippery roads and some power outages elsewhere in the Northeast.

Happening Now

Forecast Timing

  • Snow will linger in central and upstate New York state and far northern New England.
  • A band of sleet and freezing rain may persist from the Catskills and the Hudson Valley north of New York City into parts of western and northern New England.
  • Mainly rain is expected in southeastern New England, but as temperatures quickly drop late this morning into the afternoon a flash freeze is possible, which could create slippery travel conditions.

Ice Accumulation Forecast

  • As mentioned above, precipitation may start as rain before changing over to a period of freezing rain or sleet as the Arctic cold air marches in.
  • Over a broad swath of the interior Northeast, enough sleet or ice should accumulate to make many untreated roads, especially bridges and overpasses, slippery.
  • In some areas, shown by the dark purple shading on the map below, higher accumulations may lead to some downed tree limbs or weaker trees and trigger some power outages.

Snowfall Forecast

  • In the East, the heaviest snowfall is expected from the eastern Great Lakes to far northern New England.
  • More than a foot of snow is possible in parts of western and northernNew York. 
  • This accumulating snow will likely occur after a layer of accumulating ice has been laid down in many of these areas.

Storm Recap

  • 4.5 inches of snow in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1.25 inches of sleet: Bolivar, Tennessee
  • 1.0 inch of sleet: Blytheville, Arkansas
  • 0.50 inches of sleet in Olive Branch, Mississippi
  • 0.20 inches of sleet: Greenville, Mississippi

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