Storm could bring 5 inches of snow

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Boston area feeling wrath of winter storm.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week. “We had a little light snow move through overnight, an inch or two in most locations.HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm expected to blast several major cities along the Northeast’s busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend has begun with sleet and snow. Flakes will likely give way to rain as temperatures warm through the morning, but that could shift again to snow and ice during the afternoon if the bombogenesis hits. “Staying alert when driving and being informed of departure times if flying will ensure we avoid needless accidents and frustration and allow storm response teams to prepare our facilities for safe use,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The National Weather Service said late Friday that Maryland, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania were experiencing sleet, Washington, D.C., had rain, and West Virginia was getting snow. By midday Saturday, the first storm system had dropped 9 inches in parts of Pennsylvania and 8 inches in parts of New York, northern New Jersey and northwestern Connecticut, with widespread reports over 4 inches in inland areas across the southern New England region. Snow in those areas began early Saturday — and it could mix with freezing rain, sleet, and rain before returning to snow in the evening, forecasters said.

Forecasters said a wide area between Gettysburg and Johnstown, stretching from West Virginia through Maryland to just south of State College and Williamsport, could get 5 to 8 inches of snow between Friday night and Saturday afternoon. After a relatively tame start to the winter, Connecticut has plenty of salt and snow-treatment chemicals stockpiled around the state and a fleet of 632 plow trucks ready to go, Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick said.

So watch out for that Monday morning commute, things will be very active around here.” After that comes through, Burnett says we can expect cloudy and cold conditions Tuesday and Wednesday, and milder conditions Thursday with a rain-snow mix. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. Meteorologist Peter Wichrowski in Upton, New York, said snow likely would start to fall in New York City in the early morning hours of Saturday, with a mix of rain and maybe a little sleet along the coastal areas.

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