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Ice Storm Moves into the Northeast

17 Jan 2017, 10:12 am

A slow moving storm that has been plaguing the Plains with ice will push into the Northeast today.  Ice alerts extend from the Upper Midwest into New England as freezing rain and sleet will start to accumulate across the region.

Additional amounts of ice accumulation will be light in the Western Great Lakes today, with less than a tenth of an inch falling. As the storm moves into the Northeast, more than a .25″ of freezing rain and sleet is possible. Snow will also accumulate, especially in the higher elevations.

Ice accumulations reached up to an inch when the storm moved through the Plains this weekend. Kansas felt the brunt of the storm.

The low pressure center will move through the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes into the Northeast. Snow and ice will begin to accumulate north of the warm front and ahead of the low.

On Wednesday, the storm will move offshore into the Atlantic Ocean. Snow and ice will move through New England in the morning and begin to diminish in the afternoon.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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