While a powerful nor'easter lashes the Sandy-ravaged coast, snow will fall over a narrow swath of the interior Northeast during the middle to latter part of the week.
A storm that will swing off the East coast on Tuesday will intensify rapidly near the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday.
High winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall will impact the mid-Atlantic coast, including the Sandy-battered New Jersey and Long Island.
Colder air across the interior Northeast will allow snow to mix in or fall alone by Wednesday afternoon. A narrow band of snow will develop on the backside of the storm from northern Virginia, northern West Virginia, east-central Pennsylvania to western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.
By Wednesday evening, snow may reach western suburbs of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.
A wintry mix and snow will spread farther north across New York state and northern New England overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
Temperatures may even be cold enough for some snow to mix in across far northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia and New York City on Wednesday night.
One to three inches of snow will fall across a large corridor of the Northeast, from northern Virginia to New England. Higher amounts of snow, 3-6 inches, may accumulate over the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and the mountains of northern New England.
Light snow can stick to roads, making them slick and dangerous Wednesday night into Thursday.
Meanwhile, there are concerns that freezing rain will mix in with snow and sleet across northern New England, while warmer air rides up and over colder air at the surface.
Portions of Vermont, New Hampshire and western Maine may be at risk for up to 0.25 of an inch of icing.
The weight of snow, sleet and ice may be enough to down some tree branches onto power lines. Scattered power outages are not out of the question for northern New England.
High winds could add further stress to tree limbs across the interior Northeast, while also contributing to wintry AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
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