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Strong winter to return to midwestern, northeastern U.S. late this week

Staff Writer |
Only a few days after a major storm brought snow and blizzard conditions, the Midwest and Northeast are set to receive another bout of wintry weather by the weekend.

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“As the Upper Midwest and Northeast continues to dig out from the recent snowstorm, a new storm will take aim at the Midwest early Friday morning and the Northeast on Friday night into Saturday,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido.

A storm will strengthen as it dives southeastward from Canada and taps into some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and later the Atlantic Ocean into this weekend.

While little moisture will be available to the storm initially, even a small amount of freezing rain can glaze roads and sidewalks as the storm traverses the North Central states. Snow will fall near the Canada border.

A thin glaze ice will occur parts of the northern Plains on from Wednesday, then the Upper Midwest on Wednesday night and Thursday

During Thursday night and Friday, an arm of snow and ice will extend southward to the lower Great Lakes region, part of the Ohio Valley and the central Appalachians.

As strengthening occurs through the night, more substantial precipitation is expected as the storm progresses eastward into the weekend.

"A few inches of snow is possible over parts of central and northern Michigan to the northern tier of Pennsylvania and parts of western and central New York state during Friday and Friday night.

With the exception of snow or a wintry mix in parts of the West Virginia mountains, rain will fall from West Virginia to Virginia and Tennessee.

Rain is likely around Baltimore and Washington, D.C. However, there could be a brief period of ice or a wintry mix north and west of these cities.

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