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Associated Press

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 4:35 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 4:38 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Heavy rain and wintry precipitation will continue across the northeastern quadrant of the nation on Wednesday as the strong storm system in the Ohio Valley lifts northeastward toward the Northeast. Cold air on the northern and western sides of this storm will support swaths of light snow mixed in with sleet and freezing rain a times in the Ohio Valley as well as heavy snow showers across the southern Upper Great Lakes into the interior Northeast. Ice accumulation in the Ohio Valley is expected to reach up to a tenth of an inch and will lead to slippery roads and sidewalks. Snow accumulation in the southern Upper Great Lakes are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches, while areas of the interior and northern Northeast should anticipated heavy,wet snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches through Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, to the south, the axis of heavy rain in the Upper Mid-Atlantic will shift northward into southern New England. Further south, an associated cold front will trigger scattered showers in the southern peninsula of Florida as the front drops across the region.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -7 degrees at Gunnison, Colo. to a high of 87 degrees at Ft Pierce, Fla.

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