Published: 2020-01-08 09:50:57
Updated: 2020-01-08 09:50:57
Posted January 8, 2020 9:50 a.m. EST
By Judson Jones and Monica Garrett, CNN Meteorologists
CNN — Several snow squall warnings are posted Wednesday morning throughout the Northeast as heavy snow gives way to potentially deadly travel conditions.
The snow squalls could reach the New York City and Philadelphia metro areas throughout the day.
"Snow showers are moving into the area which may result in brief bursts of snow and gusty winds," the National Weather Service in New York tweeted. "These will reduce visibility and create hazardous travel. Additional snow showers or snow squalls are possible through the afternoon."
Squalls like these have been seen to produce 1 to 2 inches of snow in less than an hour.
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They will cause extremely poor visibility in heavy and blowing snow. This type of snow squall can lead to multi-car wrecks on interstates. Airports will also be impacted as snow squalls pass.