Nasty Storm to Bring More Snowy, Icy Misery

By Chris Cimino and Raphael Miranda
|  Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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Oh no! More Snow.

Oh no! More Snow.

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Tired of the snow?  How about ice and freezing rain for a change? More nasty weather will likely cause big winter headaches Tuesday and Wednesday.

Snow-weary residents could be facing another multi-part storm that could bring a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain over the course of  Tuesday and Wednesday. This storm may produce significant snow accumulation and  will likely be better remembered for big icing issues as well.  It's predicted to pound the Midwest before weakening slightly before hitting the East Coast.

Light snow is expected to break out in tri-state area after midnight, leaving a few messy inches for the Tuesday morning commute.

The snow will fall through the morning as it mixes with sleet and freezing rain, and then taper midday to a light wintry mix.

Two to four inches seems the best bet in the city and nearby suburbs by Tuesday evening.  Four to eight inches is possible north and west into the Hudson Valley and northwest New Jersey.

Precipitation may become light and intermittent later Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night with maybe just some light icing.

Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning, the more significant part of the storm arrives. With it warmer air should produce some rain along the coast Wednesday mid-morning.  North and west of the city, the changeover to rain may take longer or not take place at all leading to a prolonged period of icing. 

This will be the main concern for Wednesday: snow and ice in the northwest suburbs. If enough rain falls causing the significant snow to melt,  local street and highway flooding may be an issue as well.


 

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