The first snowflakes of the season fell in the northeastern section of the country today. Thursday morning, snow began to fall in New York, and by Thursday afternoon, snow began to fall in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The snow is mainly falling in the higher elevations, but some snow is accumulating in the lower elevations. As of Thursday evening, reports of 3 to 4 inches of snow had already fallen in Windsor County, Vermont.
In western Massachusetts, a heavier band of snow was falling during the rush hour commute that the speed limit was reduced. Massachusetts State Police said that the speed limit on the Massachusetts turnpike from the New York border to Chicopee was reduced to 40-mph due to the snow and poor visibility.
Rain and snow will linger into Friday in portions of the Northeast. Snow is forecasted from northern New York into northern Maine, with the higher snowfall accumulations expected in the higher elevations.
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— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 28, 2016