A weak winter storm will bring light snow and rain to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Tuesday.
"While an exceptionally heavy snowfall is not foreseen, enough snow to sweep, shovel or plow will occur from northeastern Kentucky to northern West Virginia, northwestern Virginia, northern Maryland, southern and eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey," reports AccuWeather meteorologist Steve Travis.
Snow amounts in those locations Tuesday will likely range from 1-3 inches. As the storm approaches, the National Weather Service has posted winter weather advisories for portions of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The big cities of the Northeast should see mostly a cold, dreary rain Tuesday, although some slushy snow is possible.
According to AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards, "this will likely be a situation where it will have to snow hard to accumulate on roads and sidewalks in the city of Philadelphia and in Manhattan." Washington, D.C., and Baltimore should only see rain. By Tuesday evening, as the storm moves away, some snow is forecast in parts of southeastern Massachusetts, Long Island, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The weather service says that a coating to an inch is likely in those areas.
The snow could affect Boston's Tuesday afternoon rush hour. So far this season, during the early November nor'easter, Philadelphia recorded a trace of snow, New York City received 4.7 inches, and Boston only 0.4 inch, according to the weather service.
Earlier on Monday, as the storm began to intensify in the Plains, snow was also reported across portions of South Dakota and Nebraska, where as much as 7 inches fell in some rural spots, the weather service reported. And in Vermont, snow and black ice from a separate winter storm caused car crashes and snarled traffic along Interstate 89 and highways throughout the Burlington area Monday during the morning commute.
In Rutland, Vt., the ice was a factor in a fatal crash, according to state police.
By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY