Published January 19, 2014
Along the leading edge of the invading polar blast, nuisance snow will spread from the Midwest to the East Coast on Tuesday.
The snow will come courtesy of yet another Alberta Clipper, set to drop through the Dakotas and Ohio Valley Monday through Monday night with accumulations on the order of a coating to two inches.
The snow will streak across the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, then southern New England late in the day and evening.
Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected along the spine of the central and southern Appalachians and eastward to the Delmarva and southern New Jersey.
In this zone lies Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Roanoke and Richmond, Va., Dover, Del., and Atlantic City, N.J.
A separate area of similar amounts will unfold across Cape Cod. AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to monitor the storm for the possibility of more of southern New England experiencing this steadier snow band.
A coating to an inch of snow is expected in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston as the snow grazes these two cities.
Even Norfolk, Va., Elizabeth City, N.C., and the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina will see a quick coating to an inch Tuesday afternoon and evening as the clipper races into the Atlantic.
Even where a coating to an inch of snow is expected, Tuesday's snow will still be enough to turn some roads and sidewalks slippery.
Motorists planning to travel along I-64, I-66, I-68, I-70, I-81 and I-95 should use caution and prepare for possible slowdowns. Gusty and chilly winds developing on the backside of the clipper will blow the snow around, causing some reduction in visibility for motorists.
Airline passengers may experience some delays.
A snow shower or two will even drop southward to Greenville, S.C., and Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday. Outside of any isolated heavier burst, the snow will leave little if any accumulation--though will still be a nice sight to see for children and those young at heart.
In the wake of the snow, the door will open for cold air to settle across the entire East for midweek. Highs on Wednesday will be held 10 to 20 degrees below normal, even down to Miami.
Sunday morning was the coldest so far this winter across most of South Florida. Frost even made a rare appearance in Naples and the western suburbs of the Palm Beach metro area.
Wednesday night will not be as cold as Sunday morning, but frost could return to the coldest interior locations of the Florida Peninsula.
After the midweek cold snap, fresh cold will follow for later in the week.