While an arctic front will spark snow showers across the Northeast today, mainly over the interior, and bring an end to the recent moderating temperatures tonight, the storm strengthening in the southern Plains today will have a greater impact on the region as Valentine’s Day approaches.
With the front draped to the south, areas from near the Mason-Dixon line to the North Carolina border will have, from north to south, a bit of snow, a wintry mix and rain tonight. Since the southern Plains’ storm will begin heading towards the region, the precipitation will fall the heaviest over West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, a steadier snow will come down over the rest of the northern mid-Atlantic states with icy weather sandwiched in between rain over the southern Virginias.
While calm weather will dominate the rest of the Northeast tonight into Tuesday, including areas recently inundated by persistent bands of lake-effect snow, snow will overspread the entire region Tuesday night into Valentine’s Day, when the storm will be rapidly intensifying off the coast.
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