Following a little snow on Saturday, steadier snow arriving from the Midwest threatens to create more of a nuisance for travelers across the Northeast for the second half of the weekend.
A major winter storm will not close out the weekend, but there will still be enough snow to create slick travel across the Northeast Sunday through Sunday night.
In general, 1 to 3 inches of snow will spread from just south of Chicago to the central Appalachians on Sunday. Fort Wayne, Ind., Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa., and Binghamton, N.Y., lie in this zone.
Similar amounts are expected as the snow streaks eastward to the I-95 corridor between Boston and Philadelphia Sunday afternoon and night, centering on New York City and Providence.
While far from the greatest snowstorm to strike the Northeast this year, snow totals of 1 to 3 inches are enough to cause slick travel. Such slippery conditions could unfold on interstates 70, 76, 77, 80, 81, 84, 86, 90 and 99.
Motorists should prepare for a period of reduced visibility, while airline passengers may encounter flight delays.
Outside of the heaviest snow zone, the storm will also bring a fluffy coating to an inch across upstate New York and northern New England. To the south, a little rain and snow will clip Washington, D.C., late Sunday.
Before reaching the Northeast, the snow will streak across the central Plains to Illinois Saturday night. Omaha, Neb., Des Moines, Iowa, and Peoria, Ill., are in line to pick up a coating to an inch or two.
This snow band will graze Chicago, mainly late Saturday night, and Detroit through the first part of Sunday.
The storm system set to end the weekend on a snowy note in the Northeast will be a bit stronger than the system spreading a bit of snow across the mid-Atlantic this Saturday.
A few places will see a quick coating and slick spots; but in most cases, the snow will continue to leave little, if any, accumulation.
Fresh frigid air will plunge into the Northeast in the wake of Sunday's snow. That cold will hold firm through at least Tuesday as AccuWeather.com meteorologists monitor the potential for a Southern storm to have possible impacts in the Northeast due to snow, ice and rain before Valentine's Day.