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Winter Storm Smacks Northeast

UPDATED 7:15 AM EST, December 14, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Matt Mehallow

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A major winter storm is winding down after unleashing a concoction of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the Missouri Valley to the Northeast. Heavy snow will continue to blanket northern New England before the storm moves swiftly away from New England today. This will allow for a dry end to the weekend for the Mid-Atlantic.

Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings stretch from New York into New England, including the cities of Albany, N.Y., Concord, N.H., Portland, Maine, and Caribou, Maine.

Low pressure will track northeastward and deepen as it moves across Long Island through southeast New England this morning before moving into the Gulf of Maine. North and west of its track, heavy snow is burying places from Vermont and New Hampshire to Maine. Farther south, sleet, freezing rain, and rain are falling across southern New England while rain is diminishing across the New York City area.

The jackpot for snow will be northern Maine, the eastern Catskills and Green Mountains, where 12-16 inches will accumulate through today. Generally, 4 to 8 inches of snow fell from New York City to Boston, Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn.

Across the Southeast, the threat for severe weather is waning. The only places on the lookout for thunderstorms are central and southern Florida, where heavy showers and thunderstorms are pushing through. Gusty winds along with brief, heavy downpours that could cause localized flooding problems will be possible from Tampa to Orlando.

The powerful storm will continue through this afternoon and evening across northern Maine, while the rest of the East Coast will enjoy decent weather to close out the weekend.

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