Greensboro, NC -- The same storm system responsible for widely scattered rain showers in the Triad Sunday will bring up to a foot of snow to parts of western Pennsylvania and New York.
A strong area of low pressure will parallel the east coast as it tracks from Florida north towards the New England states. As the storm system gathers strength it will drop upwards of 2-3 inches of rain across many coastal communities from North Carolina to Maine.
The rain, however, is just one said of the storm. On the northwestern side of the storm unseasonably cold air from Canada will be pulled into the storm to produce snow from the North Carolina mountains to New York. Only minor snow accumulations are expected through early Monday morning over the higher elevations of western North Carolina, but up to a foot of snow is expected in parts of Pennsylvania.
Winter Storm Watches have been issued from as far south as eastern West Virginia to as far north as western New York. In fact some Winter Storm warnings were already in effect for parts of western New York early Sunday morning.
Communities such as Johnstown, PA and Bradford, PA are expecting a very wet 10-12 inches of snow through Monday night.
The third side to the storm will be the strong winds associated with the deepening area of low pressure. Combining heavy rain, wet snowfall and wind gusts as high as 35 mph there will likely be widespread downed trees and power outages from eastern Western Virginia to western New York. The strongest of the winds will be during the day on Monday.
The storm will finally begin to wind down late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
You can track the storm and the snow yourself by using the suite of interactive weather products in the WFMY News 2 Weather page on digtriad.com.
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