Some forecast models are suggesting the possibility of a significant East Coast storm next weekend - Saturday and Saturday night.
Snow in upstate New York has been persistent and at times heavy since around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The Pacific cyclone will funneling warm, moist air into California from the tropical Pacific in a river of atmospheric moisture called the Pineapple Express.
A Pacific storm due to arrive at the West Coast on Wednesday is forecast to generate as much as nine inches of rain in coastal California, and up to four feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada.
Rain is falling at rates up to 0.5 inches per hour on Tuesday in the Northeast.
Snow and ice will begin to fall in the high elevations of the Mid-Atlantic on Monday night and continue in the Northeast through Thursday.
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In retrospect, perhaps the early December snow should have served as a sign that a snowy winter was to follow. But could we have really known?
An Arctic front seeps edges into the region Monday night, setting the stage for a wintry mix of precipitation by Tuesday morning.
What started as a rainy, coastal low quickly morphed into a snow event across portions of the D.C. metro area.