Bah humbug: Snow, sleet, freezing rain to make for slick holiday travel

Forecast ice accumulations through late Saturday in the interior Northeast

Very slick travel is forecast Friday afternoon and evening in the Northeast - north of New York City into New England, where travel delays are possible in Boston.

Snow is expected to be a permanent fixture over the weekend until Christmas Day. Ice accumulation of up to three-tenths of an inch thick could top off the snow from western and central ME up into southern Aroostook County. The precipitation may end as a period of sleet and freezing rain after midnight over southernmost New Hampshire and extreme southwestern Maine.

Winter storm warnings are in place for York, Cumberland and southern Oxford counties, where cold surface temperatures are expected to freeze rain on Saturday as it falls from warmer temperatures at higher altitude.

On Friday, snow and freezing rain forecasts prompted school systems across the state to schedule early dismissals or cancellations altogether.

Over 6 inches of snow is likely in much of northern New England and upstate NY by Saturday night.

Snow will fall steadily overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, amounting to around 4 inches by daybreak Saturday, according to Mignone.

As the storm system moves through, the rain will change back to snow in the Northeast and all the way back into the Ohio Valley and down to Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle.

A swath of western and northern New England may see one-quarter inch of ice accumulation Friday and Saturday.

Dylan dumped up to 40 inches of snow in Montana's Glacier National Park.

Snow-covered roads have slowed travel across the Granite State. A few localized spots in northern Minnesota and North Dakota picked up 8 to 9 inches of snowfall. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.



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