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Icy Weather Continues For Northeast This Weekend

22 Dec 2017, 7:51 pm

Wintry weather is expected to cause travel delays in the Northeast this weekend.

The second of two bands of precipitation will pivot across the region resulting in slick travel.

The first round of wintry weather has already delivered several inches of snow across upstate New York and northern New England on Friday.

The second round of precipitation will be in the form of an icy mix for many, especially central New England on Saturday.

Precipitation will begin early in the morning as a mix of rain and snow before changing over to all rain for southern New England.

Freezing rain will be the primary hazard over central and northern New England, especially for cities like Portland, ME and Concord, NH.

Cold air wrapping around the backside of the storm will change the rain over to accumulating snow for upstate New York.

There will be a brief lull in the action Sunday before another quick burst of accumulating snow on Christmas Day.

Snow totals through Monday will be most significant across northern Maine where totals may approach ten inches.

In addition to snow, freezing rain may accumulate up to a half inch in spots, especially over New Hampshire and central Maine. Ice accumulations of a half inch may bring down tree limbs and cause power outages.

Roadways left untreated will be extremely treacherous to travel on. Commuters are urged to use caution when hitting the roadways this weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos

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