A major storm is set to impact the Northeast through Thursday, bringing substantial snow to inland areas, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to the coast and a wintry mix in between the two.
The storm began early Tuesday morning along the mid-Atlantic coast and will continue to spread inland and northward through Wednesday.
Heavy, wet snow can lead to downed trees and power lines. Meanwhile, interstates in upstate New York and northern New England may become snow covered, making for treacherous travel conditions.
REPORTS: (All times listed in EST)
8:25 a.m. Tuesday: Ground delay programs due to weather and wind are already underway at La Guardia and Philadelphia International Airport this morning. Arriving flights are experiencing delays averaging two hours and 45 minutes at La Guardia and one hour and 19 minutes at Philadelphia International.
7:10 a.m. Tuesday: "Steady rain is soaking the I-95 corridor this morning in addition to gusty winds as the storm system moves along the mid-Atlantic coast," Meteorologist Jordan Root. "Chilly air locked in at the surface across northern Virginia, eastern Pennsylvania and into central Massachusetts is allowing some of the rain to freeze on surfaces, creating a rather icy commute for folks."
6:00 a.m. Tuesday: Numerous Massachusetts state roadways are being treated and cleared this morning as a winter storm moves across the Northeast:
#MAsnow crews now total 578 treating & clearing state roadways. Roads wet to icy, slush covered some locations. Please drive slowly this AM.— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) December 9, 2014