Chief meteorologist Lee Goldberg says snowfall is likely to be limited along the coast with the heaviest snow in Catskils and Pacanas
A weekend storm will form along the central coast of the Persian Gulf as cold Arctic air dives south and collides with warm humid air in the south. From there, the storm is expected to go from north to northeast along the leading edge of the cold push.
How far to the south and east the very cold air descends will play a key role in the exact path of the storm and where the zones of rain, snow or a combination thereof are established.
As the storm targets the East Coast over the weekend, it is expected to intensify quickly, reaching “bomb cyclone” status. The impact most often felt on the ground during this type of fortification is strong winds, and forecasters say this is exactly what will happen in the east this weekend, among many other weather hazards.
The exact time of arrival of colder air will be crucial in determining whether there is heavy snow in places, rain that changes to snow, or full rain before the sudden end of precipitation.
Even if rainfall ends before cold air floods, which is most likely for areas along Interstate Corridor 95, there may still be massive problems with icing of roads and sidewalks due to a sudden drop in temperature later Saturday and Saturday nights.
Travelers across the region this weekend are likely to face significant delays on the road and in the air. Some roads can become impassable through fallen trees and power lines.
Lee Goldberg, Sam Champion, Brittany Bell and Jeff Smith will be actively monitoring this storm and providing updates here and in eyewitness news.
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