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Fast-Tracking Snow to End March in Northeast

March will not be going out like a lamb in the Northeast as a low pressure system delivers snow and rain to the region.

This will be far from a major storm, but could cause some disruptions to travel and those with any plans in the outdoors.

The steadiest snow is forecast to fall in an area from London, Ontario, to Binghamton, New York, and down to State College, Pennsylvania.

Farther south, it is expected to be too warm for snow to fall with Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia all having just rain.

In general, many areas will receive between 1 and 3 inches of snow, but some locally higher amounts are possible, especially on the ridge tops of mountains.

"Any snow that falls from the Tuesday storm system will struggle to stick to roads during the midday and afternoon hours," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

"Snow that falls heavily can overcome the warming effect of the March sun and create slushy and slippery spots."

While melting snow will be good news for motorists during the day, this could cause issues for those driving at night.

With temperatures forecast to fall well below freezing on Tuesday night, black ice could form on roadways and cause slippery travel until after daybreak on Wednesday.

Any snow that does accumulate on Tuesday should not last for long as mild weather will build in the East by Thursday.

"All this mild air that's in the middle of the country will suddenly race eastward," said AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Eliot Abrams.

This will cause temperatures to climb into the 50s and 60s in the same area where the snow falls on Tuesday, melting all of the snow before the end of the week.

Although the calendar may be turning to April, that does not mean that Tuesday will bring the last snow of the season to the Northeast.

Colder air can be expected to return to the region for the upcoming weekend which will open the door for snowflakes to fly once again.