The storm will behave like many early-season winter storms in the Northeast with mostly rain along the coast and a transition from snow to ice to rain over much of the interior.''
The northern and western suburbs of Philadelphia and New York City may receive enough snow and sleet at the onset of the storm to make roads slippery for the morning drive Wednesday.
As you progress farther north and west through the region, more snow and ice will fall.
Northeast Weather Expert Dave Dombek is concerned that an extended period of freezing rain could lead to a build-up on trees and power lines from the Poconos of Pennsylvania to the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
North and west of that zone, enough snow to shovel and plow are forecast from the northern tier of Pennsylvania to northern New England.
Motorists should expect slow travel along parts of Interstates 80, 81, 87, 88, 90 and 91 in the Northeast. Even Interstate 95 in New England can be a slow, slippery drive for a time Wednesday.
The storm will also lead to flight delays in the region. More substantial delays and cancellations are possible with flights entering or originating from the Upper Midwest.
A tremendous lake-effect snow event will follow the storm for the second half of the week that will bury some snow belt communities under feet of snow. Sometimes these snow bands can reach all the way to the major I-95 cities as well.