Snow and ice expected from major winter storm across East Coast – The Washington Post

A front-end thump of snow is possible in cities like Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and evening, flipping to sleet, ice and rain after a couple hours as the mid-level “warm nose” wraps in overhead. To the west, the conveyor belt of moisture entrained into the system will fall in cold air, depositing a strip of 4 to 9 inches of snow along the Appalachians, particularly in western North Carolina, western Virginia, eastern West Virginia, northwest Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York state, with a few spots approaching a foot.