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Another Winter Storm Sweeps Into Northeast

UPDATED 3:45 PM EST, December 17, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal

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Winter is showing no sign of letting up as another round of snow moves across the Northeast. The storm will move into northern New England this evening before exiting into Canada overnight.

A complex storm system is starting to come together across the Northeast this afternoon. One piece of the puzzle is a fast-moving disturbance pulling away from the Great Lakes. At the same time, an area of low pressure is forming off the Mid-Atlantic coast. This coastal low will strengthen this afternoon and evening as it marches northeastward off the shoreline of New England.

Atlantic moisture and plenty of cold, Canadian air rotating around the low will produce waves of snowfall that will continue to accumulate from eastern Pennsylvania to upstate New York and New England.

The heaviest accumulations are anticipated from central Massachusetts to eastern Maine, where totals of 6 to 10 inches of fresh snowfall are expected through Wednesday morning. Beyond that, a broad area of 2 to 5 inches of snow is overspreading the rest of New England and eastern New York. A bit of ice is possible in the New York City area.

A Winter Storm Warning is in place across central and eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, as well as Downeast Maine. This includes Bar Harbor and Bangor, Maine, Manchester, N.H., and Boston and Worcester, Mass. Winter Weather Advisories stretch from eastern Pennsylvania to eastern Maine, including Philadelphia, New York City and Portland, Maine.

As the storm develops off the New England coast, it will quickly move northeastward, pasting Maine this evening before swiftly departing into the Canadian Maritimes overnight. The storm could hamper evening commutes as well as creating some delays at the airports. Delays of more than an hour are being reported at New York, Philadelphia, Newark, and Boston.

Cold northwesterly winds behind the storm will crank up the lake-effect snow machine as well along the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The snowbelt cities of Jamestown and Oswego, N.Y., could be in line for 5 to 10 inches of fresh snow, with a few inches in Buffalo and Watertown.

A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect east of Lake Ontario, with a Lake Effect Snow Advisory across northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York, including Erie, Pa., and Jamestown, N.Y.

The early-week snowfall comes after a major nor`easter slammed the Northeast and Great Lakes on Saturday and Sunday. Interior Vermont and Upstate New York measured as much as 16 to 20 inches of new snow, with widespread 6 to 10 inch snowfall across New York City`s northern suburbs, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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