Snow Plows Through Mid-Atlantic
UPDATED 6:30 PM EST, January 25, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The East can`t seem to shake out of this latest wintry pattern. Snow is sweeping across the Mid-Atlantic while a dangerous mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is pelting the eastern Carolinas.
The latest winter storm is a fast-mover, quickly making its way to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Atlantic Coast this evening. Winter Storm Warnings continue in western Maryland, a sliver of western Pennsylvania and farther south along the Appalachian spine into western North Carolina.
Winter Weather Advisories stretch from western Pennsylvania to the southern New Jersey Coast and south to central South Carolina. The Interstate 95 corridor from Baltimore to Charlotte, N.C., is included in the advisories. The snow will taper off this evening with additional accumulations of an inch or less. Higher amounts of 4 to 6 inches can be expected in the northern Appalachians.
Snow totals generally range from 1 to 4 inches from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. Baldwin, Pa., received 4.5 inches, the Cleveland area got about 4 inches, Washington, D.C., has received one-quarter of an inch of snow while the Richmond, Va., area saw about an inch.
The snow is surely a surprise for Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., where only 0.8 inch and 1.8 inches respectively have accumulated since the start of winter.
The snow and ice threats will end later this evening with clearing skies tonight. Melted snow could refreeze on secondary roads, bridges and overpasses in the Mid-Atlantic as lows dip into the teens and lower 20s.
A fresh Canadian high pressure moving in behind the storm will reinforce the chill Saturday with highs in the 20s and 30s for the Mid-Atlantic and southern Appalachians.
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