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Disruptive storm to spread wintry mix across midwestern, northeastern US into midweek

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After causing significant icing in the central United States, a storm will shift into the Northeast by Tuesday.

While the worst of the ice storm has now passed, enough wintry weather will occur from the Upper Midwest to portions of the Northeast to cause slippery travel.

Ice will continue to shift north and east across the center of the country into Monday night.

Monday Ice


A swath of freezing rain could cause slippery roads and sidewalks from eastern Nebraska through Iowa, southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois and into Michigan.

The unsettled weather will shift eastward on Tuesday.

“With warm air pouring in from the south, the dominant precipitation type in the Northeast will be rain,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Brown said.

Residents and travelers from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. and New York City will only have to contend with wet roads and the increased threat for hydroplaning during the busy commute times.

Slick spots could develop over colder interior areas at the onset of the rain during Monday night and Tuesday morning. This includes portions of central and northern Pennsylvania and southern and western New York state.

Northeast Tue-Wed


“Farther north, there will be a wintry mix and even snow later Tuesday into Wednesday,” Brown said.

As the moisture runs into stubborn cold air across upstate New York and New England, snow and ice will form.

Snow will track from Vermont to Maine beginning on Tuesday evening and continuing on Wednesday, Brown said.

The snow will likely accumulate enough to shovel and plow along this swath.

“There could be a tight cutoff between areas that see a few inches of plowable snow and those that see none in New England,” he added.

Boston will lie right near the dividing line between rain, snow and ice. While the city could be spared, wintry weather and slick roads may not be too far to the north and west during Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

As the storm departs on Wednesday, there can be lingering rain and snow showers across interior areas.

Overall, the weather will turn drier from Wednesday to Thursday, before a new storm approaches to end the workweek.