A major winter storm will pound parts of the Northeast on Friday with snow and ice but will leave coastal areas with just plain rain.
The Weather Channel has named the system Winter Storm Kade, is expected to intensify in parts of the interior Northeast on Friday.
Already, freezing rain has been reported in Bangor and Millinocket, Maine. Freezing rain was also spotted in Concord, New Hampshire, and Binghamton, New York.
Winter storm warnings and advisories have already been posted for the mid-South, Ohio Valley, and Northeast for Friday.
The low-pressure system will traverse the Northeast towards Downeast Maine and Atlantic Canada through Friday. Heavy rain and possible blizzard conditions could be expected for upstate New York and northern New England, with much of the wintery activity subsiding by late night.
⚠️We have a myriad of hazards ongoing across the Northeast this morning!— Empire Weather Consulting (@empirewx) February 7, 2020
❄️Heavy snow over northern NY
🥶Freezing rain over New England
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Ohio Valley and Appalachians will see light snow in the morning and through the afternoon.
The Weather Channel notes the storm's track will mean mostly snow for interior regions of the Northeast, while the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, Philadelphia metro area, and New York City will see all rain, ending by afternoon. Though there's a risk of strong winds for Northeast states into the night, and with the already saturated ground, this could mean downed trees and possible power outages from some regions.
Most of the snowfall will be seen in upstate New York and northern New England near the Canadian border, where more than one foot is expected. Western and Central New York could see half a foot by late evening.
Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and the Appalachians could end up with several inches of snow.
Ice is likely for parts of New England, with a changeover to snow by Friday afternoon, making the rush hour commute a tricky one.