A quick change to colder weather and a freeze-up will be accompanied by accumulating snow from the upper mid-Atlantic to eastern New England on Thursday. The cold and snow follow on the heels of record warmth across the Northeast on Wednesday. The storm began as a brief period of rain in some areas. However, as temperatures plummeted, a change to

heavy wet snow first occurred over the central Appalachians during Wednesday night and progressed toward the mid-Atlantic coast around dawn Thursday. Despite the recent warmth, roads have quickly become snowcovered. The snow will fall at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour in some areas. READ MORE