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Wintry Weather Strikes Mid-Atlantic, Eyes Northeast

UPDATED 7:45 PM EST, February 13, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologists, Fred Allen

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A winter storm will scurry out to sea south of southern New England overnight, bringing a bit of wintry weather from the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast. Though accumulations won`t be hefty, travel will be slick in spots from West Virginia to southeastern Massachusetts.

Light, even pockets of moderate snow are falling from southeastern Ohio into central Pennsylvania and western Maryland this evening, with light rain along the Interstate 95 corridor from the Nation`s Capital to Philadelphia poised to switch to wet snow in the next few hours.

As the low strengthens while trekking well off the East Coast, it will draw down just enough cold air into its northern and western fringes, producing a narrow ribbon of accumulating snow from New Jersey to southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands right into Thursday morning`s rush.

Even across the West Virginia mountains where it the snow will come to a conclusion this evening, there will be as much as 2 to 4 inches of accumulation.

Winter Weather Advisories remain in place from central West Virginia to central Pennsylvania, with a few more extending from far northeastern Maryland into central New Jersey, including the Philadelphia metro area. Here, 1 to 2 inches will be the rule, but a few places could pick up as high as 2 to 4 inches by Thursday morning. The intensifying snow could leave roadways on the slippery-side.

Even the New York City to Boston corridor will pick up a wet inch or two of snow, with areas still trying to cleanup after last weekend`s blizzard receiving 2 to 4 inches in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands. Travel could be slick for Thursday morning`s commute to work and school.

Fortunately, high pressure landing off the East Coast will bring an uptick in temperature for Thursday and Friday. The mercury will climb above average from Washington, D.C., to Boston, where widespread 40s and very low 50s will be common.

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