Winter Storm Dion was expected to bring a wintry mix of ice, snow and freezing rain to some parts of the Northeast over the weekend and into Monday but it looks like the storm will stick around for another day.
The Northeast woke up to snow and freezing rain and the tail end of Dion is expected to last until Tuesday night. The storm started out west, caused hundreds of delays and was responsible for several weather-related deaths. The Weather Channel forecasted overnight snow that will continue throughout Tuesday.
Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York City will see snow throughout the day, and a winter storm warning is in effect for the first three cities. Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore are expected to see 2 to five inches of snow while some areas could see up to six inches. The snow is not expected to accumulate in NYC but will lead to wet conditions, slick roads and traffic delays.
According to the Associated Press, Dion has led to several school closings in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Kentucky and Tennessee with delays reported in Ohio. School closings and delays were also reported throughout New York. AP is also reporting eastern and central Kentucky, southwest Virginia and West Virginia will see snow on Tuesday. Parts of Kentucky and Virginia are expected to receive 1 to 3 inches while West Virginia is forecasted to receive 2 to 4 inches for most of the state and 3 to 5 near the Appalachian Mountains.
Lake-Effect snow is forecasted for the Great Lakes and the area around Lake Ontario, such as Oswego or Pulaski, could see a foot of snow, reports TWC. The National Weather Service’s short range forecast reports, “The system will produce snow over parts of the Ohio Valley/Northern Mid-Atlantic that will move to Southern New England by Tuesday afternoon, ending by Tuesday evening.” Rain is forecasted for the Eastern Gulf Coast to the Southern Mid-Atlantic with southern Florida expected to see rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Dion is also expected to cause plenty of flight delays. The winter storm caused hundreds of delays over the weekend and left thousands of passengers stranded at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The airport states it has opened six runways and expects 750 departures from DFW Airport on Tuesday. Flight Stats reports Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport and LaGuardia Airport are experiencing heavy delays and several flights have been cancelled.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.