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WATCH: Atlantic Coastal Low Brings Big Snow to the East Coast

5 Feb 2016, 4:25 pm

An Atlantic coastal low developed yesterday and tracked NNE along a stalled cold front just off the East Coast over the Atlantic. This low pressure center hugged the coast allowing rain to develop into snow early this morning. This low pressure center and frontal boundary offshore will continue to bring a mix of rain and snow into Saturday morning. This will remain a headache for commuters as they hit the road across the Northeast. Snowfall accumulations of 11+ inches have already been reported and will likely increase for some locations the next 12 hours. Snowfall rates of 1″ per hour of the heavy wet snow will be favorable to produce power outages and more downed trees throughout the overnight. Numerous airline carriers waived change fees for flights to this region.

Clear skies will be expected for the Northeast once this moisture clears out Saturday AM as High Pressure builds in and stabilizes the atmosphere. This means a beautiful weekend. However, another concern idles in the wings. Next Monday another coastal low and a clipper system set the Northeast region in their sites, bringing in more rain, snow, gusting winds and cold temperatures.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Tracey Anthony

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