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Snow Continues For Parts Of The East

UPDATED 12:45 PM EST, November 27, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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A large coastal storm will continue to deliver a taste of winter to the eastern Great Lakes and Appalachians today. It will be a different story along the East Coast, where heavy rain will swamp residents causing problematic flooding issues as well.

Low pressure is moving up the East Coast drawing copious amounts of moisture inland. The moisture is being deposited as a nasty mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain from the Adirondacks to the Appalachian spine.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories continue for parts of Upstate New York, western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, western Virginia, much of West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and the southern spine of the Appalachians in the western Carolinas.

The heaviest snowfall accumulation will be found across northeastern New York, where residents will be digging out from an additional 5-to-10 inches of snow by tonight. Similar amounts will be possible east of Lake Erie in persistent lake effect snow bands. Even the higher elevations of the central Appalachians will be primed for an additional 3-to-6 inches of fresh snow today.

Unfortunately for travelers hitting the highways on the busiest travel day of the year, there will be some lengthy travel delays as a result of the wintry mess and snow. Interstates 68, 70, 76, 79, 80, 86, and 90 across the Interior Northeast will be just a few of the many clogged arteries that will be problematic. In addition, sporadic power outages will be a growing concern with the weight of the snow and ice building on tree limbs and branches.

Even northern Vermont, New Hampshire and northwestern Maine residents will see a few slushy inches of snow along with up to one-tenth inch of freezing rain by tonight.

The storm will quickly exit into Canada early on Thanksgiving, but gusty winds wrapping around the storm center will help bring a bit more snow to the mountains and coastal plains. By Thursday afternoon, a much quieter weather pattern will arrive with high pressure moving in from the west, and producing sunshine through the beginning of the weekend.

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