Winter storm warning remains in effect, 5-7 inches of snow forecast

Freezing temperatures and possible light snow are prompting schools to close Friday in several parishes

Freezing temperatures and possible light snow are prompting schools to close Friday in several parishes. tookapic Pixbay Creative Commons

Areas south and east of I-195 will see the most snowfall this weekend. A winter storm dumped almost 2 feet (58 cm) of snow on the suburbs of Washington, D.C., on Saturday before moving on to Philadelphia and NY, paralyzing road, rail and airline travel along the U.S. East Coast.

Northern Rhode Island could see seven to eight inches of snow Saturday and Sunday, according to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service. The heavy snow band moved across Austin and San Antonio, to Houston and the beaches of Galveston and Corpus Christi, where 7 inches of snow fell in some areas.

Coastal Cape May was upgraded to a winter storm warning.

Baltimore residents may wake up to snow Saturday morning. North Carolina got about one foot of snow.

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Philadelphia reported an official 1.3 inches at 1 p.m., making this the first official snowfall of the season - and that's right about on schedule, based on long-term records.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday for parts of South Jersey.

Atlantic City, New Jersey, could see five to eight inches, as well as Boston, Massachusetts.

We'll update this story if the forecast changes in any notable way. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely in the afternoon and evening.

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