How will mid-week winter storm affect Central NY? Here's the latest thinking

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A stray snow shower is possible north and west of the city.

"It's still snowing for the entire state", National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kimble said at 6 a.m.

The University of ME at Augusta announced it would close at 4 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed Thursday. "Be aware of the possibility of downed tree branches and wires".

While 40-mph wind gusts are certainly strong, they're nowhere near the magnitude of the gusts observed during Riley.

Residents throughout the Northeast were bracing for another round of winter weather that paralyzed the Midwest this week - causing snow-packed and icy roads, power outages and at least 1,500 flight cancellations.

Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very hard to impossible, including during the morning commute on Thursday.

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The heaviest additional accumulations of a foot of snow or more are most likely in parts of central and northern Maine.

As usual, the impact of the storm depends on its eventual path - still uncertain - as it passes through the area, forecasters said. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur during rush hour on Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

The governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency, which gives them access to support from the US government if needed.

Flooding is expected along the coast, where that region will see mostly rain.

When.from 7 p.m. this evening to 3 a.m. Thursday.

Wolf said 450 National Guard members are on standby to assist with storm preparations and aftermath.

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Tractor-trailers have been banned on the New York State Thruway from the Syracuse area to New York City. After midnight there will be lighter snow or rain changing to a brief period of snow.

Philadelphia may see 4-6 inches, after Washington, D.C., got about half an inch, and Baltimore may see 1-2 inches.

The Schuylkill Expressway was shut down just west of Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, as heavy snow led to numerous vehicle accidents. Narragansett electric said it completed power line repairs in Rhode Island.

The latest nor'easter to hit the East Coast is already causing some travel headaches. As the day progressed, some snow predictions were downgraded.

Other parts of Southern New England, such Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, are likely to see all snow and get 8 to 12 inches. Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains and parts of MA could see up to 18 inches.

However, as of 3:42 p.m. Eastern, the NWS was predicting possibly four to eight inches of heavy snow in New Jersey, southern CT, and southeast NY, from midnight through 4 a.m. Thursday.

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