The second winter storm of this week hit the Northeast during the early hours on Wednesday, leaving behind more than 6 inches of snow across interior sections of the region. Even higher amounts were recorded in upstate New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Significant snow also fell across the Central Plains and Midwest on Tuesday, more than 6 inches recorded in many locations from Kansas to Indiana.
Another major concern has been ice. Freezing Rain Advisories were in effect Wednesday morning from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Improvement is forecast by the evening hours for the MidAtlantic, and later in the interior Northeast.
Colder temperatures will move in behind the storm, increasing the concern for black ice on Thursday morning. Wind chill advisories are in effect from Northern Texas to the Upper Midwest due to dangerously cold wind chill temperatures.
There has been much speculation that another major winter storm could hit the Northeast late this weekend into Monday morning. However, computer models have started to trend away from this scenario, shifting to some lighter snow accumulations without a major storm over the weekend.
Since weather patterns are so variable in the winter, it is not unusual to see dramatic shifts in weather forecasts from day to day. We will have a clearer picture regarding Sunday’s forecast by this Friday.