Rain here overnight and now a blizzard for the Northeast

February 8th, 2013 at 8:27 am by under Weather

As we forecast, rain developed overnight and come to an end this morning.  There were even a few brief snowflakes as the cold air advanced in behind the front… but the good news for us is that most of the moisture has moved off to the east before the REAL cold air arrives.  Here is the 8am shot of Live Doppler 2HD:

This storm system that just moved through will now combine with energy moving in from the south and become a powerhouse of a storm over the Northeast.  Blizzard conditions are expected, with reduced visibility and up to two feet of snow in spots.  Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect:

Travel throughout and TO this part of the country will not be possible later today and into Saturday.  Airports are already cancelling and closing.  You can always check wdtn.com for airport status.

Back home, high pressure builds in for the weekend.  So expect a lot of sunshine, but chilly temperatures for Saturday.  On Sunday, clouds will be on the increase again, as the next storm moves in:

Most of the daylight hours will be dry, but a chance of rain–yes, rain again– develops by late afternoon and evening.  Highs Sunday will be in the upper 40s.

Jamie
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