A meandering front will result in a storm system that will travel across the country, bringing snow to a vast swath of the country from Nebraska to Pennsylvania and New York. The same storm could cause rain and small stream flooding in the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys Thursday.
“A storm will track from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley through Friday with showers and thunderstorms,” the National Weather Service said in a special statement on Thursday.
The Weather Service expects the northern edge of the storm to bring snow, ice, and a wintry mix. Meanwhile, a significant Pacific storm with high winds and heavy rain and snow will spread across much of the western part of the country starting Friday.
In the Northeast, expect temperatures to remain above freezing in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. A wintry mix will likely appear Friday night from southwestern New York to northern and central Pennsylvania.
Expect hazardous travel conditions in many areas and check local forecasts as well as your automobile’s tires, windshield wipers, and wiper fluid levels before heading out. Common sense dictates having a fully charged mobile phone, drinking water, energy bars, and a blanket or two in the car to ensure safety and comfort should you get stuck.
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