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Snow Blankets Northeast, Great Lakes

UPDATED 11:15 PM EST, January 8, 2011

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Another burst of snow is moving through the Northeast tonight while more fresh powder blankets the Great Lakes. The Northeast snow could make for a slippery mess along the Interstate 95 corridor.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug Winter Weather Outlook.

Light snow is falling from Connecticut into Maine while fresh, Arctic air moving across the relatively warm lake waters behind the Northeast storm is dumping snow on western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania and downwind of Lake Michigan and Superior.

Four to eight inches are possible from Long Island, N.Y., into southeastern Massachusetts while the bigger snows will fall in the Great Lakes. Northeastern Ohio into northwestern Pennsylvania into western New York will get up to 15 inches. Six inches are possible in western and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Indiana. This snow will impact travel along Interstates 90, 94 and 96 through Sunday.

Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect across Long Island and along the coast of southern New England.

Lake Effect Snow Advisories and Lake Effect Snow Warnings continue south and east of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Snowfall totals have ranged from 5 to 10 inches with the Northeast storm to several feet in the heavier lake-effect bands. Burlington, Conn., has picked up 9.0 inches of snow, Delta Lake, N.Y., has received 8.0 inches while Atlantic City, N.J., received 7.7 inches earlier in the day and Philadelphia got 1.9 inches. In the snow belts, South Bend, Ind., picked up 3 feet of snow since early Friday, Benton Harbor, Mich., totaled 19.0 inches while Meadville, Pa., got 11.5 inches.

While the snow will let up tonight in the Northeast, the lake-effect snow will continue across the Great Lakes as the northwest winds increase in the wake of the storm system.

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