Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, also said a winter-weather pattern beginning this weekend and extending into next week will include on-and-off chances of snow, flurries and possibly rain, and lower temperatures.
Expect the snow we're seeing to wrap up by late morning, around 10 or 11 a.m. For us we'll just expect clouds, winds from the south, and highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
"The area from northeastern Pennsylvania to northern New England may be the swath that picks up 6 inches of snow or more from the storm", said AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.
Some warmer air will be dragged into the system at the mid levels of the atmosphere, Krentz said, allowing the snow to change to sleet in some places. The last of the snow showers now are over Cape Cod. Temperature rising to 3 this evening then steady.
Heading into Friday morning the arctic air will reach the East Coast with wind chills in the single-digits from Washington, D.C.to New York City. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. It will be rather gusty, to 30-40 miles per hour.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.
The first of a few low pressure systems will begin to track into the region later this afternoon, and snow showers will begin tonight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. "Clouds will increase throughout the day with light snow of 1-4" overspreading Saturday night into Sunday along another frontal boundary.
In fact, highs will nudge 50° on Saturday afternoon - out ahead of our next cold front (and chance for snow).
Another storm system moves through on Monday with accumulation snows likely north of the viewing area. Look for clear skies and a brisk and cold low around 17. Northeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Today, the sun will rise at 7:40:28 a.m. and set at 5:47:48 p.m. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Skies are mostly sunny on Tuesday and highs are in the mid-40s. Those snow showers will continue through Sunday night and into Monday morning with a northwest wind component.