Winter Storm Warnings And Advisories For New England, Upstate NY And Northeast Pennsylvania, Rain For The Mid Atlantic

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Our readers in the New England region are fed up with the bad weather, but it’s probably a good things before the dry summer hits.   Winter Storm Theseus will bring a swath of accumulating snow and ice to parts of the Northeast through Saturday – a cruel April Fools’ joke from Mother Nature.   But this forecast calls for nothing like the epic April Fools’ Day Blizzard that brought feet of snow to the region 20 years ago. 

The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories across portions of New England, upstate New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Additionally, a freezing rain advisory is in effect for the Poconos.

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The city of Boston is currently under a winter weather advisory, but winter storm warnings are posted up to Route 128 on the west and north sides of the metro area.

Already, 3 inches of snow had been measured in Amsterdam, New York, and a light dusting was observed in parts of western Massachusetts Friday morning. Sleet mixed with rain early Friday in parts of Long Island.

Later Friday into Saturday, an area of low pressure will redevelop and intensify off the Northeast coast. This system will have plenty of moisture associated with it from the western Atlantic, which will bring moderate to heavy rain and snow to the region.

 

This low-pressure system is then expected to pull away from the Northeast by Saturday night.  Enough cold air will be in place over interior New England and portions of upstate New York, for snow and some sleet accumulation to occur.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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