The National Weather Service in NY is forecasting 3 to 6 inches of sleet and snow plus possible ice. This system is expected to produce a vast area of heavy snow, heavy rain with pockets of freezing rain to the south-central states and much of the East Coast. The areas indicated in red on the map were though that would likely see about 18 to 24 inches of snow, any area indicated with a shade of blue would see six inches or less or snow. In New York City, the worst of the storm is expected from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
A major winter storm is set to bring heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast this weekend - with widespread totals of 10 to 20 inches in the interior Northeast.
New York City was expected to receive up to 2 inches (5 cm) of snow.
Officials say many roads in Missouri have been slicked over with ice from rain earlier in the day before conditions turned to snow and plummeting temperatures. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts at the National Weather Service.
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Schroeter says that as the snow fall wraps up, significant cold air will enter the region keeping temperatures well below freezing.
It could accumulate at rates up to an inch per hour, with up to 4 to 8 inches expected by Saturday morning in areas north of I-88, according to preliminary forecasts.
Precipitation will be the heaviest overnight into Sunday and gradually end late Sunday afternoon.
There were also several flights canceled or delayed at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Three to 7 inches of snow are predicted, and blowing snow is possible Saturday across northern IL. For instance, the temperature in Boston could drop to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.