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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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