Snowy weather forecast for New York, New England as cold front brings risk of thunderstorms to South

National weather forecast for December 17

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has your FOX Weather forecast.

A cold front slicing across the Plains up into the Mid-Atlantic will bring the risk of thunderstorms, some of which could turn severe for parts of the South through the mid-Mississippi Valley. 

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Heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds and some isolated tornadoes will be possible.  

Eastern futuretrack
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Behind the front, temperatures will drop significantly, along with wintery and possibly icy weather. 

Severe storm threat in the South
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Moderate-to-heavy snow is forecast to spread from upstate New York to New England over the weekend.

Northeast, New England snow forecast
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Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest will get active again on Saturday, with more coastal rain and mountain snow.  

Western snow forecast
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In addition, a pair of Alberta clippers will dive across the northern Plains, bringing snow and strong gusty winds.

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