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Nationwide storm brings wet weather to the Northeast

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Lindsey Knewstub

A series of storms sweeping across the U.S. this week has brought heavy snow and ice, flooding rain and strong winds, putting states across the U.S. under storm alerts.

Jessica Spaccio

Climatologist, Northeast Regional Climate Center

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says that while the storm system is impacting western and central U.S., the Northeast can expect mild weather, warmer temperatures and rain.

Spaccio says:

“A large storm system is impacting the western and central U.S., but the Northeast is forecast to have mild weather.

“There is a flood watch for northern New York and Vermont because of rain on top of melting snow. Ice jam flooding is also possible, especially for areas that still have ice jams in place that formed in January.

“A warm front will bring near-record temperatures this week, which are the reason the Northeast is getting rain instead of snow."

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